Why Gardens Matter
NEW DATE! 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.)
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.
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!
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.