Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower and garden festival, is suspending its 2020 show. On the recommendation of Ontario Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams and Toronto Public Health and in cooperation with the Enercare Centre and BILD, owner of the Home Show, Canada Blooms organizers have decided to suspend the Festival in interest of public health and safety. It is the first time since its founding 24 years ago that Canada Blooms has had to suspend operations.
Field to Vase Dinner series delayed
Based on the current recommendations of the CDC, it has been decided to delay the start of the Field to Vase Dinner series until June, with the first dinner taking place at Ocean Breeze Farms in Arroyo Grande, California on June 20. The Flower Fields tour stop in Carlsbad, California, originally scheduled for April 16, has been postponed.
CIH cancels events
In light of the current situation concerning Coronavirus, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture announces the following events have been cancelled:
- South West Branch YHoY Regional Final
- South East Branch YHoY Regional Final
- West Midlands & South Wales Branch YHoY Regional Final
- Eastern Branch YHoY Regional Final
The YHoY Grand Final that was due to be held at RBGE, Logan Botanic Garden on 2nd May 2020 has been postponed and will be re-scheduled in the Autumn, when it is safe to do so.
The AGM scheduled for the 25th April 2020 has also been postponed due to the cancellation of The Harrogate Flower Show.