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July 2014

TBGKids – Science Camp

July 21 @ 9:30 am - July 25 @ 3:30 pm

Sign up to become junior scientists and learn about biology, botany, chemistry and, especially, earth sciences! Examine insects, explore animal x-rays, make nature boats to float down a river and do new science experiments each day! [TG14SSC] July 21 to 25, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members $245; Public $265 Camp is Now Full

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July in the Jarvie Garden

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

This is your chance to see a true plantswoman’s garden in full bloom! Join Marion in her Thornhill garden for tips on hot-weather care, creating colourful shade, pruning and dividing and moving plants. Do a summer assessment of your own garden and enjoy her flowering perennials, mixed borders and more! Plants available for sale. Appropriate for all levels. Directions will be provided. Public $43; Members $35 [PG14S26] Marion Jarvie

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World Crops Made Easy – POSTPONED

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Postponed to: Thursday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m. If you’ve walked by exotic-looking veggies at the market and wondered how they taste or how to cook them, look no further. Get to know exotic world crops grown here at the TBG. Learn their nutritional benefits and how to create delicious raw meals with long beans, compliment or calm the fire of chilies and reduce okra’s slime by pairing it with Chinese eggplant. Leave with an expanded palette, a full…

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Organic Farmers’ Market

July 24 @ 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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Free Guided Tour

July 24 @ 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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Birds and Beans – CANCELLED

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Morning coffee is for the birds! Discover the impact your coffee choice has on different species of songbirds that appear in our backyards every summer. Learn from David Pritchard, co-owner and roaster at Birds and Beans Inc., how scientists, farmers and coffee roasters are working together to preserve the winter habitats of the intercontinental birds we share. [PG14S28] David Pritchard Public $25; Members $20

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Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This year experience Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Bunnett, a four-time JUNO winner and two-time Grammy nominee is known for her courageous artistry as her music explores the lines between jazz and Afro-Cuban music. Come see her and Maqueque at this year’s Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. Her new project Maqueque brings together an all-female band of Cuban all-stars for the perfect combination of modern jazz and Cuban soul. We look forward to having them all at TBG for…

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Urban Wood Utilization Tree Tour

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration Recommended Trinity Bellwoods Park (Meet behind Trinity Community Recreation Centre) 155 Crawford St. How can we make better use of our urban wood? Join us on this tour to hear from local arborists and woodworkers who are trying to do just that! You’ll hear the story of one big maple tree that fell during the ice storm, and see how it’s been transformed into a live edge bench by a local woodworker. Plus, you’ll learn how pests like the…

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TBGKids: Animal Survivors

July 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how animals survive outdoors all year round, then this is your camp! Choose an animal totem for the week to become one with your inner creature with crafts, stories and art! Mimic survival techniques of some amazing animals and test your abilities in a game of predators and prey. [TG14SSUR] July 28 to August 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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Yoga Summer Session

July 28 @ 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: Animal Survivors

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how animals survive outdoors all year round, then this is your camp! Choose an animal totem for the week to become one with your inner creature with crafts, stories and art! Mimic survival techniques of some amazing animals and test your abilities in a game of predators and prey. [TG14SSUR] July 28 to August 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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Free Guided Tour

July 29 @ 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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Design with Lilies, Roses, Orchids and Tropicals

July 29 @ 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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TBGKids: Animal Survivors

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

If you’ve ever wondered how animals survive outdoors all year round, then this is your camp! Choose an animal totem for the week to become one with your inner creature with crafts, stories and art! Mimic survival techniques of some amazing animals and test your abilities in a game of predators and prey. [TG14SSUR] July 28 to August 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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TBGKids: Animal Survivors

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how animals survive outdoors all year round, then this is your camp! Choose an animal totem for the week to become one with your inner creature with crafts, stories and art! Mimic survival techniques of some amazing animals and test your abilities in a game of predators and prey. [TG14SSUR] July 28 to August 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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Organic Farmers’ Market

July 31 @ 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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Free Guided Tour

July 31 @ 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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Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with the Dardanelles

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This year experience the best new act in folk music with the Dardanelles. A group of twenty-somethings with a passion for jig reels and ballads are sure to impress everyone who attends. Come see them at this year’s Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. The Dardanelles have established themselves as one of the leading folk bands coming out of Newfoundland since their formation in 2009. This group is a new breed of folk musician with traditional music that has as…

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August 2014

TBGKids: Animal Survivors

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how animals survive outdoors all year round, then this is your camp! Choose an animal totem for the week to become one with your inner creature with crafts, stories and art! Mimic survival techniques of some amazing animals and test your abilities in a game of predators and prey. [TG14SSUR] July 28 to August 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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TBGKids: Green Explorers Camp

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you love nature, the city and greening your city? We’ll explore the fascinating industrial history behind some of Toronto’s most beloved green spaces on trips to Riverdale Farm, the Leslie Street Spit and a ravine bike trip to the Don Valley Brickworks! All trips will have a minimum 1:4 ratio for adults to children. [TG14SGRE] August 5 to 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAM FOR 9- TO 11-YEAR-OLDS

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Free Guided Tour

August 5 @ 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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TBGKids: Green Explorers Camp

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you love nature, the city and greening your city? We’ll explore the fascinating industrial history behind some of Toronto’s most beloved green spaces on trips to Riverdale Farm, the Leslie Street Spit and a ravine bike trip to the Don Valley Brickworks! All trips will have a minimum 1:4 ratio for adults to children. [TG14SGRE] August 5 to 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAM FOR 9- TO 11-YEAR-OLDS

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TBGKids: Green Explorers Camp

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you love nature, the city and greening your city? We’ll explore the fascinating industrial history behind some of Toronto’s most beloved green spaces on trips to Riverdale Farm, the Leslie Street Spit and a ravine bike trip to the Don Valley Brickworks! All trips will have a minimum 1:4 ratio for adults to children. [TG14SGRE] August 5 to 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAM FOR 9- TO 11-YEAR-OLDS

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Organic Farmers’ Market

August 7 @ 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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Free Guided Tour

August 7 @ 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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Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with Devin Cuddy Band

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Looking for the perfect mix of country and rock music? Look no further than Devin Cuddy Band, a gifted young artist with a long musical history. You can find him at this year’s Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. Devin Cuddy has made music the way he wanted to. The son of Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, Devin grew up surrounded by the sounds of country rock. Cuddy has a timeless approach to his music, while also tackling current, controversial issues.…

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TBGKids: Green Explorers Camp

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you love nature, the city and greening your city? We’ll explore the fascinating industrial history behind some of Toronto’s most beloved green spaces on trips to Riverdale Farm, the Leslie Street Spit and a ravine bike trip to the Don Valley Brickworks! All trips will have a minimum 1:4 ratio for adults to children. [TG14SGRE] August 5 to 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAM FOR 9- TO 11-YEAR-OLDS

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Ontario Iris Society

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Rhizome Auction and Sale at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

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TBGKids: X-treme Plants Camp

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Examine some of the strangest plants from around the world! Meet plants that look like their favourite insects and birds. Feed our carnivorous plants and be careful not to get poked by our cacti as we examine the extreme measures plants take to ensure their survival! Campers will design and plant their own x-treme garden. [TG14SXTP] August 11 to 15, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public $265; Members $245 PROGRAMS FOR 5- AND 6-YEAR-OLDS

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Yoga Summer Session

August 11 @ 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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