Landscape Ontario Event Calendar


Garden and Florist Expo, October 21-22, 2008, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto:

Garden & Florist Expo is the largest Canadian trade show and conference for the garden center and retail florist industries. The 9th annual edition of this dynamic event is a major showcase for new products, recent plant and floral introductions and demonstrations. It will host more than 4000 attendees to the exposition, Garden Centre Symposium, Interiorscape Symposium and Gold Cup floral arrangement competition and awards.

Garden & Florist Expo 2008 is produced by Landscape Ontario in partnership with Flowers Canada Toronto Chapter.

Acclaimed Speakers at Garden Centre Symposium

Two of the most dynamic presenters of business, sales and marketing in the nursery trades will headline Landscape Ontario speaker lineup for the Garden Centre Symposium.

This education event for garden center and nursery business professionals is scheduled for October 20, 2008 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The two feature speakers are Anne Obarski and Roy Prevost.

Anne Obarski is the executive director of Merchandise Concepts in St. Louis, Missouri and the author of Applied Retail Mathematics and Surprising Secrets of Mystery Shoppers.

Roy Prevost is a Vancouver-based consultant and strategist with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, wholesale, retail and manufacturing for the giftware industry.

Garden & Florist Expo is produced by Landscape Ontario in partnership with Flowers Canada Toronto Chapter.


Congress, January 6-8, 2009, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto:

Congress is Canada's largest horticultural lawn and garden trade show with an audience of more than 12 500 from across Canada, the United States and Europe. The exposition covers more than 7 acres of exhibits ranging from garden tools to excavators and patio furniture to nursery stock and the three days of conference hosts more than 50 different seminars.

This year marks the 36th running of the show and introduces a new partnership with Communities in Bloom to present 'The Green Forum'. This special feature will highlight the best environmental products, practices and presentations for municipalities, commercial property owners and the landscape and horticultural industries.


Green Trade Expo, February 18, 2009, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa:

Green Trade Expo is Eastern Ontario's only trade show for the horticulture industry. This annual single-day event features exhibits and seminars for an audience of landscape and horticulture professional and a complimentary lunch for all.


Canada Blooms, March 18-22, 2009, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto:

While garden centers across Canada are blanketed by snow, Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower and Garden Show is busy defying the elements with a show that features more than 35 huge indoor gardens on display for the public. For twelve years running, paid attendance at "Blooms" has consistently reached more than 100 000 attendees for this annual rite of spring.

Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit event founded by the Garden Club of Toronto and Landscape Ontario and has provided funding for many garden projects since its inception in 1997.

Landscape Ontario is the largest horticultural trade association in North America with more than 2300 members. Its mission is to be the leader in representing, promoting and fostering a favourable environment for the advancement of the horticultural industry in Ontario.

Source: Landscape Ontario

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