Spring has kept a low profile so far this year in Toronto, but it’s about to burst into full creative bloom at the Gladstone Hotel’s 3rd Annual Grow Op Exhibition . PLANTis a sponsor of this four-day juried exhibition of innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, gardens, art and place-making. PLANT Landscape Designer Andrea Mantin , who has been on the event’s organizing committee ever since Grow Op was a seedling, is once again jurist for the 2015 exhibition. Running from April 23 to April 26 , Grow Op 2015 has offshoots that include talks, tours, parties and the Grow Op Gets Dirtier fair of local organizations focused on urban agriculture. For more details, visit the Gladstone Hotel’s website.

In related news, a happy Earth Day to all from PLANT. We were pleased to see Gabriel Li ’s stunning photo (below) of the Podium Roof Garden at Nathan Phillips Square – designed by PLANT in joint venture with Perkins+Will – as the featured Earth Day image on the blog.TO. site.