This special series was specifically created to offer Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) members, donors and their guests the opportunity to explore some of Toronto’s best and seldom-seen private gardens, while generating funding to support the curation and maintenance of the TBG gardens.
You will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while touring the gardens with the expert commentary of the resident gardener, the landscape architect, the TBG Horticulture team and TBG’s new Executive Director, Harry Jongerden. This relaxed and interactive event is the perfect way to end an early fall day among friends and fellow gardening enthusiasts.
Join us for the next Garden Open Event:
This house and garden are the result of superb design, through research, a huge passion for plants and endless creativity. The Arts and Crafts house was designed by Eden Smith and built in 1910 for businessman Ernest DuVernet and his family. Over the years, it has had various owners, but perhaps none so devoted as its present inhabitants. The garden is completely organic and plants are bought locally. True to its era, the garden has a “wild” perimeter but becomes more formal nearer the house. The plants are reminiscent of the English landscape and also reflect the owner’s memories of her grandmother’s garden, where roses, peonies and cherry trees bloomed abundantly. There are plants for every season. Three event options are available.
COCKTAIL PARTY, TOUR PLUS YOU’LL TAKE HOME A SPECIAL PLANT COLLECTION (5:30 to 8 p.m.)
The other option to experience this Wychwood Park garden is to join us for Cocktails and a Tour. On this final evening of the Garden Open series we will also hold a very special lottery-style plant sale that we call the “Plant Dash”. Everyone who buys a ticket to this event will bring home a themed collection of new or rare plants. We are very excited by the selections that we will be offering, including a number of new perennials that Paul Zammit has personally secured including “The Allium Collection” which offers a succession of blooms from spring until fall, and the “Shade Collection” among others. (seen in the Video above).
TOUR, AFTERNOON TEA AND DEMONSTRATION (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
You can choose to enjoy a Garden Tour and Afternoon Tea on the beautiful wrap-around veranda. As a bonus, we will offer a lively demonstration, by Director of Horticulture Paul Zammit, on how to prepare a seasonal planter. He will highlight some of his favorite plants and reveal personal container gardening secrets. One lucky attendee will take home the completed arrangement.
The events will take place rain or shine, so come dressed to tour and be in the gardens. But hurry! A limited number of tickets will be available for each event.
For more information contact Andrew McKay, 416-397-1483 or firstname.lastname@example.org