March 4, 2013

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
Brydges Landscape Architecture
Earth Art
Garden Retreats
Dean McLellan
Hutten & Co
LA Gardens
Shademaster Landscaping
Turf Care Products
Water Arts
Whistling Dwarf Stone
Your Designer Landscapes

Boots Landscaping and
Circle Rock
Connon Nurseries/NVK
Ground Effects
Hutten & Co.
Illumicare Group
Jill Jensen
Limberlost Stone
M. Putzer Hornby Nursery
Pebbleman Natural Stone (The)
Turf Care Products
Upper Canada

Tear Down Team
Edengrove Landscapes
Vanderley Landscaping 

Leadership Team

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

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

Pat Elo CLTEarth Art Landscapes Inc.

Dean McLellan DSWA-UK Dean McLellan Stoneworks

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

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

Recognition Gazebo:
Barry Hordyk Shademaster Landscaping Ltd

Wood Elements - Arbour, Screens/Gazebo:
Steve CarrothersAEON Gazebos

John Higo Turfcare Products Canada ltd

Tear Down:
Brandon Gelderman Gelderman Landscaping