Date/Time Event
Thursday, August 31, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Exhibit | Native and Indigenous Plants of Canada Art Exhibit | Native and Indigenous Plants of Canada

A Celebration of Canada 150th Anniversary through its Native and Indigenous plants
The Botanical Artists of Canada is presenting a Juried Botanical Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings depicting native and indigenous plants of Canada.  The exhibition will celebrate the existence, beauty, uniqueness and diversity of Canada’s native and indigenous plants (including fungi); connect people with plants and botanical art through the artist’s creative expression; andinform the public of how our native plants sustain our lives, our habitat and the natural world

The Botanical Artists of Canada
The Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) supports members by promoting public awareness and appreciation of botanical art. Throughout history, botanical illustration has encompassed both science and aesthetics. BAC’s definition of botanical art continues this tradition. Our members’ work combines scientific accuracy with aesthetically pleasing presentation, criteria that are central to our communications and exhibitions.

BAC’s mission is to provide a sustainable and supportive community promoting, encouraging, and inspiring excellence in traditional and contemporary botanical art within Canada. Our vision for botanical art and illustration is to have it be acknowledged and respected as a significant art form recognized for scientifically capturing the essence and characteristics of plants and fungi and to encourage ecological awareness, conservation, and the protection of the diversity of species for future generations.

We value accuracy and a high standard of artistic and botanical excellence through the fusion of scientific analysis and precise detail with the creative visual process of art. Membership is open to artists, collectors of botanical art and those interested in botany, horticulture, ecology and conservation. BAC encourages its members to extend their knowledge and skills by learning through classes, workshops, and lectures. We also seek to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to bring botanical art to broader audiences.

Further information about BAC can be found on our website at: http://www.botanicalartistsofcanada.org/

Thursday, August 31, 2017
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBG Organic Farmers' Market TBG Organic Farmers' Market

The market takes place YEAR-ROUND on Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. (The market moves indoors during the winter), ready-to-eat foods from 1 p.m.

Choose the freshest, healthiest foods, and meet organic vendors in one of Toronto’s most beautiful gardens. You’ll find salad greens all winter, vegetables, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs and chicken, grass-fed beef, pork, lamb and chevon, cheeses, yoghurt and kefir, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, dried fruits and nuts, olive oil, kombucha and kimchi, oils and vinegars, breads, tempting sweets and savouries, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines.

Free parking is available on site. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Guided Tour Free Guided Tour

TBG volunteer tour guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, natural landscapes, garden design and the history of Toronto Botanical Garden and Edwards Gardens.

Meet in the front of the building. No pre-registration is required.

**Please note these free tours are for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people only. Groups of 6 or more must pre-book as a private tour. Due to space restriction, groups attending with more than 6 people for the free tours may be turned away.

On Thursdays from June 29 through August  31, 2017 tour are one hour, ending just before the Edwards Summer Music Series Concerts.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edwards Summer Music Series Edwards Summer Music Series

Enjoy 10 concerts by an eclectic roster of popular artists, set in the natural beauty of the gardens, rain or shine. (indoors in case of extreme weather). The concerts will take place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn in Edwards Gardens. Some seating available or bring your own chair. FREE Admission. General seating.

Click here for the summer line up.

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