TBG Lecture Series

The TBG is proud to present an evening lecture series, generously supported by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and The Bickell Foundation, showcasing international and local presenters from various corners of the horticulture world sharing images, stories and insights on current and seasonal themes.

Arrive early to grab a light dinner or visit the Garden Shop for great seasonal home and gardening items (be sure to show your membership card for discounts!)

Bistro opens 5:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Lecture: 7:30 p.m.
Members FREE (Bring a Friend for $10)
Public $25; Students (with ID) $15. Door sales only.

ari_novy_7_14The Power of Pollinators
Thursday, Nov. 5
Dr. Ari Novy
Join Dr. Ari Novy, United States Botanic Garden Executive Director, for a short trip through 300 million years of co-evolutionary history between plants and their pollinators. In response to recent media attention and a US Presidential Memo bringing the plight of our pollinators to the public mind, this lecture explores the biological underpinnings of how the use of key plants in designed landscapes can be a successful strategy for pollinator conservation and urban renewal.


Irresistible Woody Plants
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Marion Jarvie
Join Marion Jarvie, one of Canada’s horticultural heros, for a look at the planning, planting and amazing resilience of some of our very best ornamental woody plants. With her years of horticultural expertise and several hard winters of experimentation and observation, Marion will share the very best selections for colour and hardiness.



ClaudiaWest_head shotStunning Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time
Thursday, Sept. 24
Claudia West
Plants are the foundation of healthy ecosystems and they bring beauty and joy to our lives. But great plants alone don’t automatically create lasting ecological benefits in our gardens. Claudia West, from North Creek Nurseries, premier perennial grower in Pennsylvania, will share her insights on spectacular perennials and grasses and how to use them in stable, layered, natural combinations that increase the ornamental, functional and ecological value of your landscape.





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  • Ron Lowe

    Feb 4 is Wednesday not the 5th (Thursday) for Lecture Living Landscapes-Putting back the layers. So which date – 4th or 5th?

  • Adult Education Department

    Hi Ron – Thanks for catching that, it is on Thursday February 5th, we hope to see you there!

  • Rocky

    It was a great talk last night.