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July 2014

Design with Lilies, Roses, Orchids and Tropicals

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

Tuesdays, July 8 to 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (4 sessions) Each session covers the unique characteristics in designing with these four elegant flower categories. Learn about their botany, relevance for design, proper care and more. Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design. Public $170; Members $140 [PG14S21] Pat Ware

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Yoga Summer Session

July 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Rejuvenating classes offered by Janet Croken encourage a balance between endurance, strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Summer Session, Mondays, June 23 to Aug. 11 (6 classes, no class June 30 or Aug. 4) • TAKE ALL SIX CLASSES [PG14S31] 4:30 to 6 p.m. OR [PG14S32] 6:30 to 8 p.m. Public $115; Members $90 • WALK-IN Drop in anytime and try it out! $20 per class

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Wildflower Farm & Florals Tour – CANCELLED

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tour acres of wildflower gardens and meadows at Wildflower Farm in Coldwater, Ontario. Practice harvesting and floral decoration with fresh-cut summer-blooming prairie wildflowers and native grasses. Bring your own small vase, plus lunch and we’ll provide the rest! Driving directions and details will be provided. (This event does not apply towards the Floral Design Certificate program.) Public $80; Members $65 [PG14S25] Miriam Goldberger

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Introduction to Painting en Plein Air – POSTPONED

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS) leads you on a one-day exploration of the wonderful world of plein air painting–painting outdoors. Suitable for studio or new artists seeking a great new way to paint. Learn techniques for composing a live scene. Discuss some of the practical aspects of plein air painting, learn tricks, and come away with a completed painting. Please bring your own materials; a list will be provided. Public $135; Members $95 [PG14S24] Margaret Ferraro

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Savory Sagas: Herbs for Life

the International Herb Association will hold its annual Herb Conference and pre-conference tour in Toronto, July 18 to 20, 2014. Join us for exciting speakers, seminars, free marketplace, annual fundraising auction and pre-conference tour to the gardens of Niagara region.

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Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with DansBand

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hear DansBand, a group that will have you experiencing everything from the samba to jazz. Looking to have an easy-going evening within the garden? This is the perfect act to get you in that mood. Come see them at this year’s Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. From Thornhill, Ontario, DansBand consists of Dan and Gil Ionescu on guitar, Codin Deboveanu on bass and Tiago Ciccone de Aguirre Souza on percussion and voice. We look forward to having them all…

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Free Guided Tour

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Volunteer Tour Guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, the natural landscape, landscape design and the history of designated public gardens. More information on tours…

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Organic Farmers’ Market

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We are now an all-year market! The market now takes place YEAR-ROUND on Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. (The market moves indoors during the winter). Join us to meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food, and more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family. Free parking is available on site. Read on…

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Sunny Floral Portraits – CANCELLED

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Develop the expertise to make beautiful photos of your beautiful blooms. Use light modifiers and simple portable backgrounds to create outstanding images right from your own garden. Public $42; Members $35 [PG14S24] Mark Trusz

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Design with Lilies, Roses, Orchids and Tropicals

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesdays, July 8 to 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (4 sessions) Each session covers the unique characteristics in designing with these four elegant flower categories. Learn about their botany, relevance for design, proper care and more. Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design. Public $170; Members $140 [PG14S21] Pat Ware

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Royal York Rooftop Tour and Gourmet Luncheon

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join hosts Marjorie Mason and executive chef Collin Thornton at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for a tour of its innovative rooftop garden and beehives. Enjoy a decadent three-course lunch at EPIC, the hotel’s Four Diamond-rated restaurant. Space is limited. Public $135; Members $120 [PG14S23] Marjorie Mason and Collin Thornton

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Free Guided Tours

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Volunteer Tour Guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, the natural landscape, landscape design and the history of designated public gardens. More information on tours…

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Yoga Summer Session

July 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Rejuvenating classes offered by Janet Croken encourage a balance between endurance, strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Summer Session, Mondays, June 23 to Aug. 11 (6 classes, no class June 30 or Aug. 4) • TAKE ALL SIX CLASSES [PG14S31] 4:30 to 6 p.m. OR [PG14S32] 6:30 to 8 p.m. Public $115; Members $90 • WALK-IN Drop in anytime and try it out! $20 per class

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TBGKids – Bug Camp

July 14 @ 9:30 am - July 18 @ 3:30 pm

Grab your butterfly net and join us on a hunt for bugs in the Teaching Garden! Create cool crafts with wings and antennae, play creepy crawly games and learn about bugs that crawl, fly, scuttle, squirm, hop and swim! [TG14SBC] July 14 to 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS Camp is Now Full

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TBGKids: Night Critters Sleepover

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - July 13 @ 9:00 am

Camp out in the Teaching Garden with TBGKids! Go on a nighttime bat hunt, whip up some moth broth, make raccoon masks and play some great nighttime games. After a pizza snack, cozy up around a campfire to roast marshmallows and tell stories. Bring your tent, a parent and some jammies for TBG’s first all-night family event! For kids aged 5 to 95. Read on… [TG14SNC] Saturday, July 12, 6 p.m. to Sunday, July 13, 9 a.m. Public $75; Members…

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Trees By Two Wheels: A Biking Tour of the Urban Forest

July 12 @ 10:30 am

Registration Recommended Start Location: Queen Street West and Euclid Ave Northwest corner Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1G1 End Location: Rosedale Station Toronto, ON Canada Bicycles and trees contribute to cleaner air and a greener, more livable city. This tour will give you a new perspective on trees and urban cycling infrastructure. Discover different trees and their interesting tales, pick up simple tree identification tricks, and learn about biking in the city as we traverse several neighbourhoods and parks. Bring your bike and helmet,…

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Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with My Sweet Patootie

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come listen to the acoustic roots group that adds charisma to the stage with their finger-snapping tunes and corny jokes! My Sweet Patootie is the perfect act for anyone looking for an upbeat and exciting show. Hear them at this year’s Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. My Sweet Patootie was founded by Terry Young and Sandra Swannell, two of three members in 2007, beginning as a duo. In 2012, two became three with the addition of Bradford Nowak, a…

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Free Guided Tours

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Volunteer Tour Guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, the natural landscape, landscape design and the history of designated public gardens. More information on tours…

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Organic Farmers’ Market

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We are now an all-year market! The market now takes place YEAR-ROUND on Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. (The market moves indoors during the winter). Join us to meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food, and more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family. Free parking is available on site. Read on…

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Day Trip: SpindleTree Gardens

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden,
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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One of Canada’s great gardens, this 15-year-old, one-of-a-kind attraction in Tamworth, Ontario has earned accolades for its innovative design features and spell-binding mix of outstanding plantsmanship with garden architecture. Tour 20 acres of formal, contemporary and natural gardens woven into an idyllic country setting that includes an orangery, locust allée and amphitheatre in addition to walled, terraced classical English and croquet court gardens. Included: Enjoy lunch in SpindleTree’s Tea Room. Public $130; Members $110 [PG14S02] Frank Kershaw

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Kokedama 201

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kokedama: Loosely translated “Koke” (moss) and “dama” (ball) has taken the TBG by storm. The Japanese have elevated the humble moss ball to high art. Try your hand at more challenging-to-grow plants like ferns or succulents, or start with something simpler if you are a beginner. Bring a friend to this hands-on workshop and build your own Kokedama to take home! Beginners welcome. Public $70; Members $60 [PG14S20] Joseph Delarge

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Free Guided Tour

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Volunteer Tour Guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, the natural landscape, landscape design and the history of designated public gardens. More information on tours…

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TBGKids: Grossology

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ewwww! Join us as we examine the weird, the wild and the slimy side of nature. Each day we’ll delve into bizarre plant and animal adaptations as we work towards becoming Grossologists! [TG14SGR] Afternoon Session: July 7 to 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Public $135; Members $120 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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$100

TBGKids: Animal Camp

July 7 @ 9:30 am - July 11 @ 12:00 pm

If your little one is curious about creatures, this half-day camp is for them! Play animal games, sing songs, create cool critter crafts, and help our animal neighbours by planting in the Teaching Garden![TG14SAC1] Morning Session: July 7 to 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Public $125; Members $100 Camp is Now Full Waitlist Available

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Yoga Summer Session

July 7 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 pm

Rejuvenating classes offered by Janet Croken encourage a balance between endurance, strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Summer Session, Mondays, June 23 to Aug. 11 (6 classes, no class June 30 or Aug. 4) • TAKE ALL SIX CLASSES [PG14S31] 4:30 to 6 p.m. OR [PG14S32] 6:30 to 8 p.m. Public $115; Members $90 • WALK-IN Drop in anytime and try it out! $20 per class

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Garden Design Sketching for Beginners – CANCELLED

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you’re ready to try your hand at garden design, this is the course for you. Beginning with basic design principles, Maureen will show you how to incorporate these ideas into your own sample design. A short guided tour through the TBG gardens will illustrate how garden design principles are brought to life. Public $32; Members $25 [PG13S22] Maureen Hulbert

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Norwood to East Lynn Park Tree Tour

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Registration Recommended Norwood Park (meet at east entrance to park) 16 Norwood Rd Join us for a guided tour of the beautiful trees in the East Danforth community as we celebrate the launch of two Adopt-A-Park-Tree Programs in Norwood Park and East Lynn Park. Find out how you can adopt and care for your very own park tree! Hear about the great work that Friends of Norwood Park and DECA Tree are doing to improve the neighbourhood and find out…

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Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with Baarbad Ensemble

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This year, hear the unique sounds of Baarbad Ensemble, a group who creates artistic sounds influenced by the classical music of the west and east. Take a listen at this year’s Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. Founded in 2004 by Mehdi Rezania and Toloe Roushenas, they have created a diverse, multi-cultural group that has presented various styles and genres around Toronto. Now they are presenting those styles to TBG. More on the Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song…

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Native Plants: Beautiful, Important, Threatened

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how you can help save our native plants in this lecture by Dr. John Oyston.  Learn about the beauty of native plants, and how they play important roles as both a source of food and medication – as well as part of the many complex ecosystems we depend on. Discuss the man-made threats from agricultural and human development, including invasive species and global warming. Finally, the role of concerned citizens and organizations such as NANPS will be explained so that students can…

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Free Guided Tour

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Volunteer Tour Guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, the natural landscape, landscape design and the history of designated public gardens. More information on tours…

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