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Gardening & Design

All Season Beauty with Conifers
Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Public $30; Members $25
Conifers are the main source of structure and colour during the colder seasons, but add beauty and drama the whole year. Marion will help you determine the best conifers, small and large, for your garden, discussing the many new dwarf conifers. Learn where and how to grow these and other conifers and what to grow with them.
[PG17W05] Marion Jarvie

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

Basic Winter Tree Pruning
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $30; Members $25
Learn how to prune for optimal tree growth and health with an experienced gardener. Stuart will discuss the best tools and timing for the job as well as how to assess a tree’s overall health. Dress for the weather as this class will include a walk outdoors for some virtual pruning.
[PG17W07] Stuart McPherson

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

Backyard Urban Farming
Thursdays, Feb. 9 to 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (3 sessions) *Note this is the correct time frame*
Public $96; Members $80
Get serious about growing good food in your backyard with this three-week intensive led by Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) who will have you seed- and soil-savvy in time for spring. Week one will cover garden planning, companion planting and crop rotation; week two will cover designing and constructing with raised beds and containers; and week three will cover growing from seed and planting your garden. Students will create their own garden plans and go home with a new package of organic seeds each week.
[PG17W10] Arlene & Marc Green

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

Contemporary Minimalist Garden Design
Thursday, March 2, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $30; Members $25
Contemporary, minimalist gardens— with their clean, modern look—are gaining in popularity. Frank’s talk will focus on the roots of this movement and its imprint on large and small landscapes. While called minimalistic, these gardens are complex and challenging to create.
[PG17W13] Frank Kershaw

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

Problem-solving Plants
Thursday, March 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $30; Members $25
Stumped by wet or dry sites, the heavy shade and shallow roots of Norway maples, steep slopes and nutrient-poor soils? This session is for you. Frank will highlight the many solutions available to help gardeners solve these problems and create beautiful gardens.
[PG17W15] Frank Kershaw

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

New Perennial Planting at Home
Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public $36; Members $30
Explore the space where aesthetics and ecology meet in your garden with award-winning blogger and designer, Tony Spencer, of The New Perennialist. Discover leading-edge methods to create naturalistic perennial compositions in your own backyard. This is a full-day creative workshop with a lunch break. Sold out last year, so book ahead.
[PG17W16] Tony Spencer

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

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

REGISTER OPENS DECEMBER 6TH AT 10 AM 

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