Residents and staff at the City of Toronto’s Cummer Lodge long-term care home were joined by Councillor Michael Thompson, Councillor John Filion, and celebrity gardener Ben Cullen to accept more than 600 plants on March 20. The plants were donated by Canada Blooms and delivered by Procter’s Cartage.
This is the 12th year Canada Blooms has donated plants to a long-term care home operated by the city. The donation of indoor and outdoor plants will be enjoyed by the 391 residents who live at Cummer Lodge, as well as by clients of the adult day program at Willowdale Manor Supportive Housing program and seniors in the local community.
“I’m happy to hear that this year’s donation will complement the natural beauty of the Cummer Lodge grounds. The outdoor plants that have been donated this year will add to the enjoyment of residents and the local community for many years to come,” said Filion.
Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture. Co-locating with the National Home show to create North America’s Largest Home and Garden event, Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit organization that gives back throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario. Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis. Now in its 23rd year, Canada Blooms was founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto.
Photo: Ben Cullen.