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April 2014

Earth Day: Public Planting Day

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE. No registration required. The Woodland Walk and Bird Habitat combines a native woodland and prairie garden, providing year-round habitat that includes food and shelter for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. The plants chosen are native to the Carolinian Forest in the Toronto Region. This evolving garden space has been planted over several years, and Earth Day 2014 is the culmination of that work. It has diverse and multiple missions: to be an outdoor classroom for educational purposes, both passively…

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Ice Storm Open House

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

FREE Advice clinic for property owners to help their trees and Toronto’s urban forest Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The 2013 extreme ice storm devastated Toronto’s tree canopy on both private and public land. Property owners want to know what their responsibilities are and how to maintain or replace their damaged trees as the spring season approaches. As clean up progresses, questions still remain: What do we know about the extent of the damage? Who’s responsible for…

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Jarvie Garden Pruning Lab

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Gain hands-on experience pruning all types of woody garden plants with gardening guru Marion Jarvie in her own garden situated in Thornhill. Learn to prune small trees, flowering shrubs and evergreens, conifers and topiary as well as Clematis, vines, perennials and large trees. Directions to the Jarvie Garden will be provided. Public $40; Members $30 [PG14P18] Marion Jarvie

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Foundations of Photography

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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This introductory course will explain the basics of digital photo techniques. Learn to improve your photos through demos and guided exercises. Bring your own fully charged digital camera and its manual. Public $50; Members $40 [PG14P19] Mark Trusz

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Garden Design for Cottage Country

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Learn how to work with your cottage site and nature to develop an endearing garden. Design tips to optimize the functional and aesthetic attributes of such properties will be shared along with appropriate plant selections for seasonal occupancy. Public $32; Members $25 [PG14P20] Frank Kershaw  

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Gardening on the Web: Managing Digital Photos

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Use web-based technology to enhance your horticultural knowledge and your garden. Computers will be provided, or please inform us if you will bring a laptop. All skill levels  welcome. Sessions taught by Zack Osborne. Managing Digital Photos Thursday, April 24, 5 to 7 p.m. Upload, share and use your digital photos with online tools such as Photobucket, Flickr and Facebook. Bring your photos on a laptop or USB key. Public $25; Members $20 [PG14P21]

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Botanical Art Drawing and Painting

April 26 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Create a botanical drawing and painting project. Learn how to choose botanical subjects, do exercises on gesture, contour drawing and blending techniques with graphite, as well as botanical painting techniques including colour mixing and matching, undertone painting, glazing and value contrast. Two days, April 26 and 27. [PG14W21] Michael Spillane Public $172; Members $140

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Master Class: Taming Wildflowers

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this wildly practical hands-on lecture, learn native plant propagation techniques, wildflower seedling identification, tips to integrate wildflowers into all garden styles and gain insights on them as cut, everlasting and special occasion flowers. Public $40; Members $30 [PG14P22] Miriam Goldberger

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Medicinal Herb Gardens

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Learn about medicinal plants ideal for local gardens and sample herbal teas. Plant a seed pot to take home along with a garden design plan and information about how best to care for, harvest and use the herbs for health and wellness. Public $32; Members $25 [PG14P23] Danette Steele

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May 2014

Unusual Woody Plants

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Warmer days are approaching. The spring gardener’s challenge is to maximize diversity using all possible space despite varying conditions. This class will showcase underused woody plants that feature seasonal flowers, arresting leaf colour or sustained late-winter interest. Discover the perfect woody plant to suit your garden challenges. Public $32; Members $25 [PG14P24] Darrell Bley

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