Welcome to the EXPO 2013 (Garden & Floral Expo) Media Room. Media advisories, press releases, and additional show and conference information will be posted in this section.
Media Registration - Publishers and Editors Only will open June 1, 2013.
All other media personnel should use the standard registraion link and process.
EXPO 2012 EARNS ZERO WASTE CERTIFICATE
TORONTO, Ont. (December 10, 2012) - Landscape Ontario is proud to announce that Canada's fall show for the garden and floral industry earned a zero waste certifcate at Expo 2012 held at the Toronto, Congress Centre, this past October. The results of participating in the green waste management program offered by U-PAK Recycling Ltd. are that 46 cubic meteres of landfill arispace was saved along with 66,832 litres of water, 4,4420 litres of oil and 73 trees. See Certificate
See Next Year’s Trends Today at EXPO 2012
TORONTO, Ont. (October 14, 2012)— Year after year, the New Product Showcase continues to be one of the hottest attractions at Landscape Ontario’s EXPO Garden and Floral fall trade show. EXPO 2012 opens October 17th at the Toronto Congress Centre, North Building, and closes the following day.
Expo’s annual display of the plants and products showcases what will be in demand from consumers over the coming season. Expo is the ideal place to spot the trends that will be all the rage when garden centres begin preparing for spring 2013.
“From garden aids to pest control to patio furniture, the products featured at EXPO's New Product Showcase will give retailers a competitive edge for the coming season,” says Heather MacRae, show manager of EXPO 2012. “The New Products on display this year feature more blooms, unique colours and ways to enhance soil to support a variety of plants. They will inspire customers with ideas for bringing their gardens to life as a backyard oasis.”
New products that will be on display at EXPO 2012 include a new range of hydrangeas and weigelas, innovations in insect control and ideas from insulated water bottles to decorative clay-and-twig tiles, that add comfort and character to homeowners' gardens.
A complete list of the new products that will be featured at EXPO 2012 can be found by clicking here.
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‘Trend Spotting’ at EXPO 2012
TORONTO, Ont. (October 2, 2012) — The annual EXPO, Garden & Floral trade show has a well-earned reputation for bringing all the latest and greatest plants, products, services and retail business strategists together in one location.
The 2012 edition of Expo, produced by Landscape Ontario, will showcase hot and emerging trends that can be found at various exhibitors’ booths and in the New Product Showcase. Members of the Garden Writers Association will patrol the floor with their purple ‘Trend Spotter’ buttons, on the hunt for items of interest to their garden enthused followers. READ MORE
It’s Easy and Profitable to Make Any Space a Garden Space
Container gardening continues to grow in popularity
TORONTO, Ont. (September 17, 2012) — Identifying emerging trends and showcasing the next big thing for home gardens is a large reason why EXPO, Landscape Ontario’s garden and floral industry trade show, is the premier show of its kind in North America.
EXPO 2012 is the ideal forum for garden centre retailers, florists, interior plantscape and landscape designers to see what consumers will be looking for in the spring. According to Landscape Ontario’s garden sector group and Flowers Canada Retail the hot trend heading into 2013 continues to be container gardening.
Show visitors won’t want to miss having their creativity sparked by container demonstrations taking place daily in the Destination Inspiration Theatre. READ MORE
Digging in for Landscape Ontario’s EXPO 2012
TORONTO, Ont. (August 22, 2012) — After a strong 2012 season inspired by a warm spring and summer, Ontario’s garden, floral and outdoor living retail industry is preparing to turn its attention to next year.
Close to 2,000 people passed through the show floor at EXPO over last year’s two-day show. Expo showcases the best the garden, floral and nursery industry has to offer, and will run October 17 and 18, 2012. It will also provide the opportunity for those in the green industry to capitalize on a strong 2012 and carry it over into 2013. READ MORE
Growing the Gardening Business
MILTON, Ont. (July 9, 2012) — The mild winter and warm spring have sparked increased interest in lawn and gardening products, setting the stage for a strong season in Ontario’s landscape and nursery industry.
According to the Statistics Canada Retail Sales Report for March, building material and garden equipment and supply dealers report a 1.8% sales increase in March. It’s the second consecutive month with increased sales. This trend bodes well for landscapers to build their business and introduce the latest products that help customers beautify and enjoy their living spaces —both indoor and outdoor. READ MORE
Domoney to speak on retail drama
Toronto, Ont. (June 12, 2012) - A strategy to differentiate your store, and build sales, is the topic set to open Landscape Ontario's Expo 2012, Canada's fall buying show for the green and floral industries.
Join David Domoney, noted U.K. gardening guru, as he highlights innovative ways retailers can draw customers through personality and identity. His high-energy presentation, Diamonds in the Rough, includes stunning visuals showing real-life transformations of garden centres that became compelling destinations. READ MORE
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Landscape Ontario’s Expo 2012 is Growing Green
Toronto, Ont. (May 1, 2012) - Landscape Ontario’s Expo, Garden & Floral Expo, will be held October 17 and October 18, 2012, in the North Building, Halls IJ of the Toronto Congress Centre. The show will open at 10 a.m. on each day, and close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and 4 p.m. on Thursday.
The spotlights will once again be focused on the plants, flowers and exquisitely merchandised displays designed to impress, capture imaginations and provide inspiration that can be replicated in stores, florists and garden centres. READ MORE