Awaken all your senses this summer on “Terrific Thursdays” at the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG). Enjoy free open air concerts, an organic farmers’ market, guided garden tours, shopTBG and the Garden Café every week all summer long. Rain or Shine!!
The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song
Each Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks starting at the end of June, The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song will feature live music from across the artistic spectrum. From the massive 50 + person Toronto ensemble of Choir! Choir! Choir! to the earthy vibes and rolling drums of Matuto, there is something for every age and musical taste. Admission is FREE. This series is generously supported by The Edwards Charitable Foundation.
This year’s exciting line-up includes:
June 24 – Choir! Choir! Choir!
July 4 – Trent Severn
July 11 – Darelle London
July 18 – Matuto
July 25 – Annex Quartet
August 1 – Whitney Rose
August 8 – The Strumbellas
August 15 – Alanna Gurr
August 22 – John Southworth and the South Seas
August 29 – Bry Webb
TBG Organic Farmers’ Market
Before the concert, do your grocery shopping at the Organic Farmers’ Market which runs every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. until October 2013. Local farmers will feature seasonal fruits and vegetables. Don’t miss the strawberries next week!
Before each lively performance, pick up a delicious light supper at the TBG Garden Café, housed in the historic barn near the vegetable garden. The Garden Café is operated by a family-run farm business. It doesn’t get any fresher! The café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours on concert evenings.
FREE Guided Tours
You can also take part in a FREE guided tour of the gardens Tuesday at 10 a.m. or Thursdays at 6 p.m. Or, rent one of our NEW handheld audio tours from the shop ($5) for your own personal tour of the gardens. These engaging, informative tours will give you a bit of history and practical information about the TBG’s 17 contemporary gardens. The tours are enthusiastically narrated by Canadian garden celebrities including Sonia Day, Charlie Dobbin, Denis Flanagan, Marjorie Harris and Paul Zammit.
FREE Children’s Activities
Before the concert, bring your children into the James Boyd Children’s Centre for FREE children’s activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parental supervision is required.
ABOUT TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Toronto Botanical Garden encourages, stimulates and teaches countless adults and children with its innovative, urban-scale garden plantings, nature-centred educational programs and environmentally friendly practices. We look beyond our borders to create strategic alliances that support our mission, extend our reach and strengthen our influence within the community.
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