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The Spring Home and Garden Show March 27-29, 2015 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, Hamilton, ON. Presented by RE/MAX the south-

western Ontario show offers a consum- er friendly event with free parking and all the latest and greatest trends in home décor, presented by local and regional businesses. This is the premier regional spring home show in Canada, setting the standards to which others strive to achieve. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to shop. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and youth and children under 13 are free!

London Spring Home and Garden Show April 10-12, 2015 Western Fair District, Agriplex 845 Florence St., London, ON. It’s all about ideas, the 39th show

is southwestern Ontario’s largest and most comprehensive home, renovat- ing, gardening, landscaping and life- style show. Over 330 exhibitors, feature areas, stage seminars and demonstra- tions, celebrity guests and fabulous prizes will pack this much anticipated garden show. General admission is $12, $9 for

seniors and free for children

under 12.

Peterborough Garden Show April 2-4, 2015

Evinrude Centre 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, ON.

Stratford Garden Festival March 5-8, 2015 Stratford Rotary Complex 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford, ON. Celebrating its 15th year, this show is

“blooming beautiful”. Admission is $9 per person or $20 for a four day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Canada Blooms March 13-22, 2015 Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place 100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON. Let’s play! Canada Blooms has been

connecting people to the joys and benefits of gardens and flowers for nearly two decades, a tradition that will continue this spring with a revamped show that continues to put a spotlight on the very best in Canadian garden- ing. “At its heart, Canada Blooms will

always be about a passion for gardens and flowers, with a strong focus on trends and education that will make all of us better when working in the dirt,” says Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms. “But we are making some changes to the look and feel of the show, something we feel will put more emphasis on those core pillars of Canada Blooms and really emphasize

what we are about.” It starts with a move to a new loca-

tion in the Direct Energy Centre. Other features that will make up this year’s show include: • The Toronto Flower Show is the

biggest flower show in Canada and annually one of

the most popular

events at Blooms. It gives amateur floral arrangers and garden club members a chance to showcase their talents and show off their green thumbs. The four categories — Horticulture Special Exhibits, Floral Design, Photogra- phy and Youth — offer something for anyone who is interested. • Learn how to incorporate exercise

elements into your garden with Land- scape Ontario’s Otium Garden, includ- ing a natural climbing wall. • Learn from the best. With three

stages featuring more than 200 hours of seminars from top garden experts and celebrities, including ‘The Pond Stars’ from National Geographic and TV gardening experts Mark Cullen and Frankie Flowers on the Unilock Celeb- rity Stage. • The Let’s Play! theme will inspire

the expert designers, architects, build- ers and floral superstars responsible for the Feature Gardens, a stunning showcase of vibrant colours, alluring fragrances and captivating designs that will overtake your senses. • The design flair will also be evident in the Floral Alley, to be designed and built by 10 professional floral designers. From day to day this display will change and bloom, as the flowers wilt, they are refreshed to keep them beautiful during the entire festival.

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