Why Gardens Matter
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Harry Jongerden, Toronto Botanical Garden Executive Director
Beyond the pleasures of recreation, gardens are as necessary to public well-being and economic advancement as any public program or infrastructure project. Meet TBG’s new Executive Director and discover more about why Toronto Botanical Garden, and all gardens, matter in creating a healthy and prosperous civil society.
Heart & Soil: The Revolutionary Good of Gardens
Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m., AGM Meeting 6 p.m.)
Join novelist and environmentalist Des Kennedy for a lighthearted, personal look at how working with plants in the creation of beauty and production of food–in its most highly evolved forms–is just what our beleaguered planet needs: an exercise in harmony.
TBG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, May 1
The AGM precedes the lecture at 6 p.m. TBG members are invited to find out about the TBG achievements during 2013 through presentions by the Executive Director and staff, meet members of the board as well as new inductees, and review the audited financial statements.
Groundbreaking Food Gardens
Thursday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Join Niki Jabbour for a dynamic talk showcasing how easy it is to grow more food. Learn innovative techniques and designs for gardens that supply a long season of homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs, and see how food gardens can be just as beautiful as any ornamental space. Gain great ideas for a year-round salad garden, a gourmet potted patio, a fairytale garden for kids, a pollinator plot and even a cocktail garden!
Magic of the Changing Seasons: Autumn into Winter
Thursday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Nurseryman, plant breeder, collector and passionate gardener, John Massey has been the owner and guiding light of Ashwood Nurseries for the last 40 years. John’s beautifully illustrated talk features the perennials, shrubs and trees of his own 3 acre garden. Stunning images together with John’s expert knowledge, delivered with enthusiasm and humour, make this a talk not to be missed.
All TBG lectures are generously supported by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and The S. Schulich Foundation. Come early to grab a light dinner or visit the shop for great member discounts. Dinners available at 5:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins 7:30 p.m. Members FREE (Bring a Friend for $10); Public $25; Students (with ID) $15. Door sales only.