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International Garden of Taipei, Taiwan at Canada Blooms 2012

International Garden of Taipei, Taiwan at Canada Blooms 2012 from Peter Mykusz on Vimeo.

The International Garden of Taipei, Taiwan is one of the Feature Gardens at the Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival. This year’s theme was “CityCulture”. The TAIPEI garden, designed by Landscape Architect Ronald Holbrook, reflects the primary flora, landscape and iconic cultural features of the City of Taipei, Taiwan.

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Princess Margaret Showhome Kitchen & Bedrooms

Lynda Reeves tours the dining room, kitchen and servery in this year’s Oakville, Ont. showhome. See how each room combines classic furniture and contemporary finishes for a hip take on traditional. Garden by Ron Holbrook.

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Urban Outdoor Oasis · House & Home TV

Prepare to be amazed by landscape architect Ron Holbrook’s lush makeover of a downtown backyard, which includes an all-weather Asian-inspired loggia, an outdoor kitchen and a sleek dining area that’s perfect for alfresco lounging and entertaining. In the loggia, sectional seating surrounds an outdoor fireplace, with wood shutters to keep the elements out year-round.

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Tailored Lakeside Garden

Get backyard-design ideas from a breathtaking urban garden by landscape architect Ron Holbrook. Featuring an infinity-edge lap pool, multi-level stone patios, an outdoor living room with modular teak furniture and a fireplace and native grasses, dogwoods and sumacs, the space offers outdoor comfort and spectacular lake views.

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Rosedale ravine home goes from tired to terrific · Globe & Mail, July 2009

Even the most dramatic of home renovations rarely reach the scope of the conversion that architect Wayne Swadron undertook when he rebuilt an austere residence for Toronto’s Roman Catholic archbishops into a welcoming home for an energetic young family.

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Canada Blooms Daffodil Garden

The Canadian Cancer Society was proud to participate in the 2009 Canada Blooms Festival March 18-22 with its Daffodil Garden.

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Getting Down to Earth, Where the Sky’s the Limit · Globe & Mail, March 12 2010

Recession or no recession, the demand for big-ticket landscape is growing—spurred on by a booming local real-estate market and the presence of gardening shows like Canada Blooms, opening in Toronto on Wednesday. With homeowners spending money as if it grew on the trees they are newly coveting, the million-dollar garden is—even before the snow melts—the season’s hottest home trend.
“It is the new status symbol,” says Ron Holbrook, the award winning Toronto-based landscape architect who is booked through most of 2010 with no job costing less than $200,000, his bare minimum starting price.
“A fabulous garden is what everyone wants these days.”

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The Cole Porter of Landscape Architecture · The Weekend Post, May 2007

In the middle of constructing his splendiferous garden overlooking downtown Toronto, Club Monaco founder and all-purpose fashion mogul Joe Mimran turned his attention to his landscape architect Ron Holbrook and observed, “If there is such a thing as a second life, I want to come back as a landscape architect.” Holbrook seems to get that a lot. Not long ago, interior designer and TV personality Brian Gluckstein confessed a similar “second-coming ambition” to Holbrook. And why not? It is hard to imagine anyone who enjoys his work more than the Toronto-based garden designer who has become, in recent years, Canada’s landscape architect to the stars.

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An Elegant Aerie Worth the Wait · Globe & Mail, Sept 12 2009

For a man who designs some of the chicest gardens in Canada, Toronto landscape architect Ronald Holbrook was surprisingly slow to create his own. In 2000, he bought a two-storey loft on the city’s eastern downtown edge and managed to live for years with a terrace full of dead cedars. Finally fed up, he designed what he considered the ideal terrace garden for presentation at the 2006 Canada Blooms garden show. Everyone who saw it oohed and aahed and it was showered with awards. But when the show was over, the design elements went straight into storage in a field, covered over with a tarp.

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