The last time the Garden Clubs of Ontario held their triennial flower show in 2013 at the RBG more than 4,000 visitors showed up. This year organisers are expecting an even bigger turnout for the event That will take place at the RBG June 15 and 16.
Considered the best floral design exhibition in Canada, the Triennial Flower Show, hosted by Garden Clubs of Ontario and this year titled, “Art Through the Ages: a Floral Journey”, must not be missed. Held from the 14th to 16th of June at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, this show will present the creations of over 75 Canadian and Internationally recognized Floral Artists. Visitors will see unique Floral Art ranging from the Stone Age through to 21st Century Contemporary Canadian; with stops in between that will include First Peoples of the New World, Medieval, Baroque, the Romantic Period, Art Nouveau, French Impressionism and Twentieth Century Abstract work.
The event features workshops, demonstrations, and a live auction. In addition, and included for the first time, is a class open to Ontario Elementary and Secondary school students as well as an Invitational Class open to National and International Floral Design Artists.
The public can visit the show for free with their admission to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) and RBG members are admitted free.
A flower show has at least two divisions which must include one Horticultural Division and one Floral Design Division with a minimum of five classes in each division. In addition to the Hamilton club, the Garden Clubs of Ontario is comprised of three clubs in Toronto as well as clubs in Niagara, London, Kitchener Waterloo, Owen Sound, Dundas as well as members from all across Ontario who are GCO Floral and Horticultural Judges.