Garden Design 101
Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 to 3 p.m. *Seedy Saturday*
Public $28; Members $22
Bring graph paper and a sharp pencil to this hands-on introduction to the principles of great garden design. Frank will guide you through time-saving tips and techniques of graphic design and photography to help you redesign your garden for structure, form and colour.
[PG16W33] Frank Kershaw
New Perennial Planting Design: A Workshop Intensive
Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Join award-winning blogger Tony Spencer, The New Perennialist, for a hands-on intensive workshop focus¬ing on key aspects of naturalistic planting design. Be inspired by the ground-breaking ideas of Piet Oudolf, Claudia West, Roy Diblik and others, and learn how to design stunning multi-layered post-wild plantings for your own real or imagined garden space. Come away with everything you need to go wild in style for spring 2016.
[PG16W17] Tony Spencer
Designing a Cut-Flower Garden
Saturday, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
Public $30; Members $25
Join flower farmer/floral designer Jessica Gale, of Sweet Gale Gardens, to get the full scoop on how to fuse your passions for gardening and floral design with a cut-flower garden. Learn about the local flower movement, cutting gardens and their history, as well as the ecological and health benefits associated. Explore the best varieties for cutting, how to create a diverse cutting garden, tips for getting started and ongoing maintenance.
[PG16W32] Jessica Gale
Design with Shade in Mind
Thursday, March 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $43; Members $35
Marion Jarvie will help you determine the best shade-loving species whether the shade is from a tree, fence or your house casting shadows on the garden. Learn which shade plants are best for function, as well as beauty, and how to integrate them into your landscape for low fuss and high reward in colour and foliage.
[PG16W34] Marion Jarvie
Wednesday, March 30, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $30; Members $25
Looking to grow a row this year and get serious about carrots, tomatoes and shallots? Join expert gardener Marjorie Mason, of Mason House Gardens, to glean from her years of experience in not only growing delicious food but also creat¬ing designs for veggie gardens that sup¬port continual harvest and curb appeal.
[PG16W22] Marjorie Mason