On March 24th, Little Country Girl and I got on a charter bus and headed to Toronto for the Canada Blooms flower and garden festival. While I was born and raised in the city, this was Little Country Girls first trip beyond the northern suburbs. Her eyes were open with fascination as she noticed a definite change in the landscape ... "there are so many buildings Mom!"
And so much TRAFFIC!
The first thing we saw as we entered the building was this display of wood, Forsythia and Daffodils
This cart of blooms greeted us on the inside, and Little Country girl willingly posed for me
I wasn't sure how far she would be able to walk - this was a large show and her enthusiasm was great, but I wondered how long she would be happy looking at gardens. We walked around the show, snapping photos all the way around. It was such a great show that I just have to share some of our favorite photos :)
A mass planting of Tulips
A garden dedicated to Ireland
Little Country Girl decided this was her favorite planter because it had green flowers
In the Sugar Shack
I loved this tabletop display!
Brightly colored theme garden
A walk among the tulips
Peeking ahead, the curves enticing her
A beautiful waterfall
In front of the children's exhibit
A beautiful garden in a boat, part of a water feature
We both thought this cake looked good enough to eat, but it was made entirely of plant material
Making a new friend
One of the last things we saw before we left was this display from the wizard of oz
We were exhausted and decided that the big city was fun, but there really is no place like home