Gardening & Design

Gems of Early Spring Gardens
Saturday, March 25, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Public $30 Members $25
Including spring-flowering plants is a great way to bring colour into your garden early in the year. Many of these plants, like hellebore, are easy-to-grow. As they fade away, they make room for later-blooming plants. Learn all about ephemeral plants – eliable species, placement and care from an experienced garden educator.
[PG17W19] Marion Jarvie

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NEW Garden Privacy & Security
Wednesday, April 19, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $36; Member $30
Award-winning horticulturalist and garden educator Frank Kershaw will demonstrate how to improve your garden’s privacy, security and serenity with well-designed fences, gates, noise barriers, garden lighting and theft-proofing.
[PG17S08] Frank Kershaw

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NEW Make the Most of Winter Roots
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Public $30; Member $25
Trying to adhere to a 100-mile diet can be tough for us Northerners, especially by the end of winter when all that’s left are root veggies. With a little imagination, guidance and a generous dollop of butter, Signe will show you how to turn root-fatigue into tuber-tremendousness!
[PG17S09] Signe Langford

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NEW Raised Bed Workshop
Wednesday, May 3, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $36; Member $30
Just because you have a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden. Provided you have six to eight hours of sunlight a day, you can put a raised bed, big or small, anywhere. Tara Nolan, author of Raised Bed Revolution, will provide ideas and inspiration to create raised beds and demonstrate how to build a lettuce table from cast-off furniture.
[PG17S17] Tara Nolan

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Plant Your Own Herbal Medicine Garden
Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Public $36; Member $30
Learn how to plant and maintain a herb garden, and how to use herbs for health and wellness, all while enjoying delicious herbal teas. Educational handouts and seeds will be distributed at the end of class.
[PG17S19] Danette Steele

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Bring Home the Birds, Bees & Butterflies
Thursday, May 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Public $20; Member $16
Watch a red-eyed vireo feed caterpillars to her chicks, a bumble bee collect pollen and a monarch butterfly emerge from its chrysalis all in your backyard! Learn how to create a beautiful biodiverse garden through careful plant choice, design and maintenance.
[PG17S21] Colleen Cirillo

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NEW Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater
Thursday, May 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $36; Member $30 Urban development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces, leading to various challenges. Learn techniques to slow down rainwater while beautifying your yard and allowing for a more unusual palette of plants. Sean will show you how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction, sizing, challenges and plant choices.
[PG17S24] Sean James

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NEW Cooking with the Greens of Spring
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Public $30; Member $25
Asparagus, fiddleheads, daylily shoots, maple flowers – the list of springtime edibles goes on and on. Learn new ways to cook old favourites and explore local delicacies you didn’t even know existed.
[PG17S26] Signe Langford

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Spring in the Jarvie Garden
Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $36; Member $30
Join Marion in her Thornhill garden for an overview of plants of seasonal and structural interest. She’ll provide a refresher on soils and mulch, review the three Ps (pruning, planting and placement), cover the care and feeding of new plants, and answer your toughest garden questions.
[PG17S32] Marion Jarvie

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Herbal Cordials: Sip & Stroll
Thursday, July 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Public $36; Member $30
Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll through the TBG garden while sipping a variety of delicious herbal cordials. All the senses will be engaged as we touch, taste, smell and immerse ourselves in the blooming garden. Cordial recipes and herbal notes will be shared for your future plant adventures.
[PG17S34] Danette Steele

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Ryerson Urban Farm Rooftop Field Trip
Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to noon
Public $20; Member $16
Join Arlene Throness, Ryerson University’s Urban Farm Manager, on a tour of the university’s rooftop farm. In 2016, nearly 10,000 pounds of produce were harvested from this rooftop oasis and distributed to Ryerson’s farmers market, campus kitchens and farm volunteers through a weekly food basket. This is inspiration at its finest.
[PG17S36] Arlene Throness

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NEW Cooking with Summer’s Garden & Wild Bounty
Thursday, July 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Public $30; Member $25
Tomatoes, tomatoes everywhere! But there’s also sweet corn, sumac, chickweed and sorrel. Let’s cook up a peak-season dinner that celebrates what we’ve planted and foraged!
[PG17S37] Signe Langford

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  • Diego E. Velez Villar

    Are you planning opening more of the sessions currently sold out?