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May 4, 2016

The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

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The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

Canada’s best flower shows: Fleurs De Villes Floral Fashion Spectacular & European Flower Market

When: May 4 to 8, 2016 Where: Vancouver, B.C. — Oakridge Center, 650 W 41st Ave. Website: fleursdevilles.com Why: Because the city’s best floral artists create their most fashion-inspired arrangements and OTT displays — plus there’s a Euro-style flower market right outside. READ MORE: A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

By: Katherine Spreekmeester Source: Fleurs De Villes Credits: ELLE Canada

The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

Canada’s best flower shows: Toronto Flower Market

When: Saturday May 7, June 11, July 9, August 20, September 10 and October 8, 2016 Where: Toronto, Ont. — Shaw Park at CAMH, 1001 Queen St W. Website: torontoflowermarket.ca Why: Because it’s Canada’s answer to London’s Columbia Road Flower Market and it’s the coolest place to spend the first Saturday each month this spring and summer. Browse the stalls of local growers and maybe snag a fragrant bouquet for your kitchen table. READ MORE: 15+ of Canada's best beaches

By: Katherine Spreekmeester Source: torontoflowermarket.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

Canada’s best flower shows: Canadian Tulip Festival

When: May 12 to May 23, 2016 Where: Ottawa, Ont. – The Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park 203-1525 Princess Patricia Way Website: tulipfestival.ca   Why: Because who doesn't want to see over a million tulips planted across the gardens at Lansdowne Park? The floral array is built on a gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs Queen Juliana of the Netherlands sent to Canada as a thank you for joint efforts during WWII. READ MORE: ELLE Editors' favourite Canadian brunch spots

By: Katherine Spreekmeester Source: Getty Images Credits: ELLE Canada

The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

Canada’s best flower shows: Toronto Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

When: May 13, 14 and 15, 2016 Where: Toronto, Ont. – 777 Lawrence Ave. E Website: torontobotanicalgarden.ca   Why: Because the best kinds of plants are the ones you can eat and this sale has produce galore that you can plant in your own backyard – salad dressing sold separately. READ MORE: Somewhere in time: Stay at one of Ireland's most luxurious manor houses

By: Katherine Spreekmeester Source: instagram.com/tbg_canada/ Credits: ELLE Canada

The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

Canada’s best flower shows: 4th Street Lilac Festival

When: June 5, 2016 Where: Calgary, AB – 4th Street S.W. Website: lilacfestival.net   Why: Because lilacs are the best-smelling flower around and it's the perfect occasion to slide into your sandals and celebrate spring. Plus, there’s face painting that will make you feel like a kid again. Everyone wins. READ MORE: The 12 best cookies in Toronto

By: Katherine Spreekmeester Source: Getty Images Credits: ELLE Canada

The must-see Canadian flower shows this spring

Canada’s best flower shows: Garden Clubs of Ontario Triennial Flower Show

When: June 15 and 16, 2016 Where: Burlington, Ont. – 680 Plains Road W Website: rbg.ca   Why: Because it’s supposed to be the best floral design exhibition in Canada and there is way more to do than stop and smell the roses. This year, 75 floral artists from around the world will explore the theme "Art Through the Ages: a Floral Journey." Plus, there are auctions, workshops and prizes. READ MORE: Where to shop in Toronto: Our editors' favourite stores

By: Katherine Spreekmeester Source: gardenclubsofontario.ca Credits: ELLE Canada
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