Old meets new in this year’s Green for Life garden at Canada Blooms

Landscape Ontario's Green for Life Garden (G9)
In 2013, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association celebrates its 40th anniversary. To honour the occasion, members collaborated on a garden reflecting the changes in garden use and design over the years. As you walk the garden path, enjoy the transition from natural, utilitarian function to a more contemporary, viewing garden.

Timeless natural elements form the basis of both halves of the garden, creating two very different atmospheres. Rustic barn timbers are juxtaposed with modern gabion baskets. Sustainability in this garden is first and foremost, with reclaimed stone and wood finding use in both the traditional and the modern landscape. A modern take on the old practice of growing green roofs helps filter storm water runoff as well as air pollutants, reduces heating and cooling costs and extends the lifespan of the roof.

A stalwart drystone lighthouse stands as a beacon over the landscape, representing the knowledge, talents and professionalism of trustworthy Landscape Ontario members. When working with professional members of Landscape Ontario, you can have confidence they will create a safe harbour in your home.

As you exit the garden, look back through the window to see where you started. Styles have changed, design lines have changed, but the purpose of the garden remains the same.

Build Team
AEON Gazebowww.aeongazebo.com
Brydges Landscape Architecture Incwww.brydgeslandscapearchitecture.com
Earth Art Landscapeswww.earthartlandscapesinc.com
Garden Retreats Incwww.gardenretreats.ca
Hackstone Landscapeswww.hackstone.ca
Dean McLellan Stoneworkswww.deanmclellanstonework.weebly.com
Hutten & Co Landscapingwww.hutten.ca
LA Gardens
Lees Landscapingwww.leeslandscaping.ca
Shademaster Landscaping Ltdwww.shademaster.net
Thornbusch Landscapingwww.thornbuschlandscaping.com
Turf Care Products Canadawww.turfcare.ca
Water Arts Incwww.waterartsinc.com
Whistling Dwarf Stone Workwww.whistlingdwarfstonework.com
Your Designer Landscapes Incwww.yourdesignerlandscapes.net

AEON Gazeboswww.aeongazebo.com
Boots Landscaping and Maintenancewww.bootslandscaping.com
Cast Lightingwww.cast-lighting.com
Circle Rock Inc.www.circlerockinc.com
Connon Nurseries/NVK Holdingswww.connonnurseries.com
Ground Effects Landscapeswww.groundeffectsinc.biz
Hutten & Co. Landscapingwww.hutten.ca
Illumicare Group Ltdwww.illumicaregroup.com
Jill Jensen Botanicalswww.jilljensenbotanicals.ca
Limberlost Stone Inc.www.limberloststone.com
Mori Nurserieswww.morinurseries.com
M. Putzer Hornby Nursery Ltdwww.putzernursery.com
Pebbleman Natural Stone (The)www.pebbleman.ca
Silhouette Citywww.silcity.ca
Stam Nurserieswww.stamnurseries.com
Turf Care Products Canadawww.turfcare.ca
Upper Canada Stonewww.uppercanadastone.com

Tear Down Team
Edengrove Landscapes Ltdwww.edengrove.ca
Gelderman Landcapingwww.gelderman.com
Living Landscapeswww.living-landscapes.ca
Vanderley Landscaping 

Leadership Team

Project Managers:
Paul Doornbos CLT, CLP Thornbusch Landscaping www.thornbuschlandscaping.com
Brian Marsh B. Comm. Earth Art Landscapes Inc. www.earthartlandscapesinc.com

Landscape Design Team:
Paul Brydges OALA, CSLA, ASLABrydges Landscape Architecture Inc www.brydgeslandscapearchitecture.com
Marina Signer,
Landscape Architectural Intern
Brydges Landscape Architecture Inc www.brydgeslandscapearchitecture.com
Connie Cadotte CLD,
Landscape Design Dip.
Garden Retreats Inc. www.gardenretreats.ca
Brandon Gelderman Gelderman Landscaping www.gelderman.com
Ron Swentiski CLD Trillium Associates www.trilliumassociates.ca
Anne Gilson Trillium Associates www.trilliumassociates.ca

Pat Elo CLTEarth Art Landscapes Inc. www.earthartlandscapesinc.com

Dean McLellan DSWA-UK Dean McLellan Stoneworks www.deanmclellanstonework.weebly.com

Water Feature:
James Garfield Thompson, OALA, CSLA, B.Sc.Agr Water Arts Inc. www.waterartsinc.com

Plant Acquisition:
Regine Marsh, Dip. Hort. Earth Art Landscapes Inc. www.earthartlandscapesinc.com

Recognition Gazebo:
Barry Hordyk Shademaster Landscaping Ltd www.shademaster.net

Wood Elements - Arbour, Screens/Gazebo:
Steve CarrothersAEON Gazebos www.aeongazebo.com

John Higo Turfcare Products Canada ltd www.turfcare.ca

Tear Down:
Brandon Gelderman Gelderman Landscaping www.gelderman.com