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Get Out and Play – Kids Activities at Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms invites all ages to attend and enjoy creative garden workshops and fun activities.

March break is just around the corner and Canada Blooms is here to help you find fun, engaging and interactive activities to do with your children over the break!

For 24 years, Canada Blooms has been offering visitors of all ages the opportunity to interact, create and gain inspiration by their educational workshops, beautiful designs and breathtaking gardens. But who says kids can’t experience the joys of gardening, too? This March Break Toronto’s largest garden show Canada Blooms will be offering lots of opportunities for children to create wonderful, garden inspired masterpieces to take home to their families. 

Taking place March 13-22, 2020, Canada Blooms will be offering children the opportunity to learn and create wonderful pieces of art using garden inspired crafts. Canada Blooms and the team at Mark’s Choice will be running a series of educational workshops and demonstrations for children ages 7-10 years old.

We want to provide imaginative workshops that will inspire families to have fun and explore the joys of gardening,” says Mark Cullen, gardening expert and President of Mark’s Choice.  “No matter what their age, visitors to Canada Blooms will be able to get their hands dirty and learn all about soil and seed planting from experienced Master Gardeners.

If you are looking to spark a little joy and imagination with your young ones this March Break be sure to check out these family-friendly workshops presented by Mark’s Choice and the Master Gardeners of Ontario taking place at Canada Blooms:

  • Birds Nest – With this workshop Master of Gardeners will demonstrate what it is like to prepare and create a birds’ nest. Not only will children get the opportunity to learn about the process of building the nest but will get to participate and create their own! Free with show admission, this workshop will run on March 16th and 18th.
  • Backyard Bird Feeder – In this workshop children will discover how pinecone bird feeders can attract various species of birds. Led by Master of Gardeners, children will be able to create their own bird feeder to take back home to their own backyards. Free with show admission, this workshop will run on March 16th and 18th.
  • Succulent Succulents – Master Gardeners will teach attendees all about succulents! Requiring little water and easy to care for, succulents make a great starter plant for young kids. There will be a demo for kids to plant their own succulent to bring home. Free with show admission, this workshop will run on March 14th, 15th, 20th and 21st.
  • Plants for Birds – At this workshop children will learn about the best plants to attract feathered outdoor friends. Master Gardeners will help educate children and allow them to discover the best planting methods for attracting their favourite birds. Free with show admission, this workshop will run on March 14th, 15th, 20th and 21st.
  • Grow your own Chia (grass) Bird – Drawing inspiration from Chia sprout planters, during this creative workshop Master Builders will show children ages 7-10 how to make ‘grass heads’ and how to care for grass as it grows. Free with admission to Canada Blooms, this workshop runs on March 17th and 19th.
  • All About Owls – This fun-packed workshop lets your young ones learn all about Owls. Marks Choice Gardening will be using Master Gardeners to help children discover more information about their favorite nocturnal hunters. Free with admission to Canada Blooms, this workshop runs on March 17th and 19th. Hogwarts acceptance letter not included.

If your little one is looking for more of an adventure, Canada Blooms will be hosting a ‘tree-sure’ hunt for children under 12 years old that will run from March 13th to 22nd. Canada Blooms tree-sure hunt will allow children to embark on an educational quest, exploring the magical grounds of the show in order to find various types of trees and check them off on their map.

Co-located with the National Home Show, Canada Blooms takes place March 13-22, 2020, at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. For more information or for tickets, please visit canadablooms.com. Follow Canada Blooms on Twitter @CanadaBlooms and Like it on Facebook.

Mark’s Choice is Mark and Ben Cullen’s personal seal of approval on more than 200 gardening products available exclusively at Home Hardware stores across Canada.

No need to wait for spring to get lost in a paradise of heavenly plants. Celebrate Spring with our top picks for the best indoor gardens you and your family will be sure to love:

Allan Gardens Conservatory  Open 365 days a year, this historic, botanical treasure located in downtown Toronto is the perfect place for an afternoon getaway with your Valentine. Wander through six different greenhouses showcasing exotic and diverse plants from around the world including palms, banana trees, orchids, jasmine and gingers. Website

Centennial Park Conservatory  Also open year-round, this 12,000 square foot horticultural gem in Etobicoke features a tropical house, arid house and show house, displaying a range of fascinating plant collections and breathtaking seasonal displays. It is the ideal spot to refresh, relax, reconnect and recharge. Website

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory – If you’re looking for something unique and special, this 11,000 square foot greenhouse is home to over 100 species of exotic plants and flowers, and for an extra treat – there are free flying butterflies fluttering around everywhere you turn! Talk about an unforgettable date strolling through this wondrous paradise. Website

Toronto Botanical Garden – If you don’t mind the weather or need to catch a breath of fresh air, a romantic walk through the outdoor trails of this botanical garden is always an option. If your date is really looking forward to springtime, be sure to take them to the Toronto Botanical Garden’s annual Jump On Spring event for an early dose of the vernal season. 

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