Join us at one (or more!) of the #CanadianFlowersWeek activities listed below, planned by growers and florists from across Canada. We promise all events will be stocked with local flowers.
Thursday, July 18th
Flower Music Garden
From July 18th through to mid-September, environmental artist, Ingrid Koivukangas, has created a unique Sound Garden in one of her cutting gardens at Alchemy Farm on Salt Spring Island. Ingrid will lead small groups on a tour of the garden sharing information about flowers along the way. Visitors will be able to scan a QR code, with their Smartphone, at select flowers to listen to the music of that flower. The sound recordings were created with a device that transforms the energy of plants into musical notes. Each flower has its own unique melody. Tickets must be booked here.
Floral Installation / Picnic in the Park
To celebrate Canadian Flowers Week, Studio Bloom is creating a floral installation with the theme “picnic in the park” at the 124 Grand Market in Edmonton. Stop by the market on July 18th and see what can be created with local flowers grown by Prairie Gardens, as well as some seasonal produce.
Evening in the Garden
Sylvia’s 4th Line Florals are kicking off Canadian Flowers Week celebrations with a collaboration with Perth Library. You are invited to join them in the library’s garden to enjoy music 🎶, light refreshments and an enchanting arhcway floral display. The event will be set up from 6:30-8pm. Learn more about the local flower movement with your Perth area experts!
Friday, July 19th
Pop up Flower Bar
Lavender and Lace and BackCountry Blooms are teaming up to celebrate Canadian Flower Week at Upside Cider on Friday 19th from 4-7pm. Kristen and Amie will be creating the ultimate Flower Bar that will showcase their very own Okanagan grown farm flowers! With this Flower Bar you’ll be able to choose your favourite seasonal flowers to design your own bouquet or select one of their pre made creations, all while sipping on Upside Cider's delicious offerings.
Floral Installation & Botanical Pop Up
A floral installation will be taking place July 19 + 20 in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Deer Dutch Creative along with Ting Gallery Projects and Lilystone Gardens will be hosting an interactive installation and Pop Up Market during Canadian Flowers Week. The installation will be up while Tiny Gallery Projects will be hosting a performance by Briar’s Haven and George Bajer-Koulack at 8pm where performers and guests will be able to interact with the installation (tickets available through eventbrite)
Flower Installation: The Gully x lagOM Yoga Retreat
Flower grower/designer, Susannah van der Zaag of Bloem and designer Michelle Kelly, will build a foam free hanging installation in Sequel Inn's beautifully restored barn, inspired by the wilderness between two Ontario fields in July. 'The Gully' being a nickname for a particular grassy patch filled with Queen Anne's Lace where a sideroad meets a county road in Southern Ontario.
Saturday, July 20th
Ottawa Flower Market
Ottawa Flower Market is a once a month outdoor cut flower market dedicated to local flowers and foliage. It brings together local growers and the community in the midst of the vibrant neighbourhood of Hintonburg, where you will be able to browse the colourful, fragrant, ever changing seasonal selection of flower packed stalls and get to know your local growers and what they offer. For Canadian Flowers Week Market goers will have the chance to make their own boutonnière or mini posy to take home.
Toronto Flower Market
Shop the tents of bursting with seasonal blooms. Toronto Flower Market celebrates and supports Ontario grown flowers & plants, connecting growers and florists directly with the city. Together, we raise awareness about flower varieties grown locally in fields and greenhouses while cultivating a passionate local flower community.
Zero Waste Festival
Join us at the Zero Waste Festival on July 20th for an interactive festival focused on reducing waste and leading a low-waste lifestyle. Learn about sustainable living from expert speakers, connect with innovative waste free businesses, and be part of the growing community striving to reduce waste. Prairie girl flowers will be there with Canadian grown flowers, a foam-free installation and tips on how to shop mindfully and responsibly for flowers. We will also share our ideas on creating zero-waste wedding and event florals!
Paint the Town
In the spirit of Canadian Flowers Week, and in keeping with its objective of cultivating cut flowers, creativity and community, the Fraser Valley Flower Collective is excited to be welcoming a new small business to the town of Mission, BC! Three members of the Collective will be using their home grown blooms to add a splash of colour to the store front of Pressland General, a locally owned boutique in the heart of Mission that is set to open later this summer.
Floral Installation Botanical Pop Up
A floral installation will be taking place July 19 + 20 in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Deer Dutch Creative along with Tiny Gallery Projects and Lilystone Gardens will be hosting an interactive installation and Pop Up Market during Canadian Flowers Week. We will be hosting a botanical themed Pop Up beginning at noon running through to the evening where we invite you to come view the full installation and celebrate local flowers with us.
Bringing Local Flowers to Ottawa
The Ottawa Flower Market vendors will be decorating the OTTAWA sign in York Street Plaza, near Byward Market. We will be beautifying OTTAWA with locally grown blooms, allowing time for photos, interactions, interviews and then handing out the blooms to passers by for them to take home! Look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, July 21st
Farm Tours / Petal Path
The Petal Path is a province-wide event where flower farms host tours for the public during the first annual Canada Flower Week (CFW). The Path is a partnership between Ecological Farmers of Ontario and CFW to share and educate about flower farming happening in Ontario. The Petal Path will occur simultaneously across the province where participating farms will host tours on the hour, 1 hour or less in length. Participants can attend one farm tour or visit multiple farms. Sign up for a tour or email for more information.
Rooted in art, Flowering Wild is a one day, visual art display featuring floral and fauna grown by local floral farmers and designer— Floralora Flowers, Coriander Girl, Dahlia May Flower Farm, Begonia Moon and Marilou Perron. Collectively, they will fill a worn down, small-scale barn with fresh flowers and living plants. Summer snacks by Picnic PEC, sauna sessions available with Hothouse Sauna and sweet sounds made by Christ Thompson. Flowering Wild is a free event, but more information on eventbrite. Image by, Prime Focus.
Monday, July 22nd
Tuesday, July 23rd
Toronto, Ontario / Planned parenthood / 10am - 4:30pm
*Please be mindful of PP clients while engaging with the installation
A Floral Thank You to Planned Parenthood
Join Wild North Flowers in thanking Planned Parenthood for their continued commitment to reproductive and sexual choice. A creative floral installation will be made at the footsteps of Planned Parenthood. We encourage folks to pick from the installation in exchange for a monetary donation to Planned Parenthood or a written affirmation on their sidewalk, or both! Let us acknowledge the tireless work PP does to ensure all voices are heard and respected.
Wednesday, July 24th
Local Bouquet Making at Market
Toronto’s posy wagon, The Delicate Flower, is hosting a bouquet making class with 10 Media/Instagram Influencers at the upmarket in Yorkville. Using local blooms, Dale will teach the class how to make an arrangement, while educating them on why they should be buying local flora and produce when shopping!
Summer Floral Arrangement Workshop
Looking to learn some new skills in an inspiring environment with other like-minded individuals? Minim Designs will be going over the basics of nature-inspired floral design so that students can make their own custom floral arrangement using specialty local and seasonal blooms, textures and foliage. The workshop will include using 100% locally grown Okanagan flowers and tickets include all materials, a drink & light snacks. You can purchase tickets here.
Saturday, July 27th
Your Authentic Self Workshop & Afternoon Tea
Visit Beyond the Arbour farm for a creative floral experience and a country culinary one. Choose to create a fresh floral crown or succulent bracelet. Following the workshop we will gather on the veranda for afternoon tea. Lets finish out Canadian Flower Week with style! Register online. Act today spaces are limited!