Kids Can Get Out and Play at Canada Blooms
Canada Blooms hosts creative garden workshops for your little ones this March Break
Over March Break, Canada Blooms will be offering fun, engaging and interactive activities for children. 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.
Kids can experience the joys of gardening, too! As Toronto’s largest garden show, Canada Blooms will offer lots of opportunities for children to create wonderful, garden inspired masterpieces and crafts to take home. The team at Mark’s Choice are running a series of educational workshops and demonstrations for children ages 7-10.
“We want to provide creative and engaging 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. “We want our young visitors to be able to get their hands dirty and learn all about birds and seed planting from experienced Master Gardeners.”
If you're looking to spark a little joy and imagination with your young ones, be sure to check out these family-friendly workshops presented by Mark’s Choice and the Master Gardeners of Ontario:
• Birds Nest – Master of Gardeners demonstrate what it is like to prepare and create a bird’s nest. Children get the opportunity to learn about the process of building the nest and will get to create their own! March 16 & 18.
• Backyard Bird Feeder – Children will discover how pinecone bird feeders can attract various species of birds. Led by Master of Gardeners, children will create their own bird feeder to take back home to their own backyards. March 16 & 18.
• Succulent Succulents – Attendees will learn all about succulents! Requiring little water and easy to care for, succulents make a great starter plant for young kids. Children will plant their own succulent to bring home. March 14, 15, 20 & 21.
• Plants for Birds – 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. March 14, 15, 20 & 21.
• Grow your own Chia (grass) Bird – Drawing inspiration from Chia sprout planters, Master Builders will show children ages 7-10 how to make ‘grass heads’ and how to care for grass as it grows. March 17 & 19.
• 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 about their favourite nocturnal hunters. March 17 & 19.
If your little one is looking for more adventures, Canada Blooms will be hosting a ‘tree-sure’ hunt for children under 12 years, that runs from March 13 to 22. On the tree-sure hunt, children will embark on an educational quest, exploring the magical grounds of the show to find various types of trees and check them off on their map.
All workshops are free with admission – Adults $20.00, Seniors (65+) $17.00, Students 13 – 17 $16.00, Children 12 and under FREE. Purchase your tickets before March 8 for reduced ticket pricing.
Co-located with the National Home Show, Canada Blooms takes place March 13 to 22, 2020, at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. For more information and tickets, visit canadablooms.com. Your ticket also gives you entry to the National Home Show.