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What’s on our Staff’s Holiday Wish List?

On the 12 Days of TBG my gardening friend gave to me….

Twelve Beeswax Lip Balms
I like Thentix Lip Balm because it’s soothing and emollient without being too greasy, gloppy, shiny or perfumed. A little pot lasts for quite a long time. It’s fine for men or women; it’s made in Canada; it has ingredients such as olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower seed oil; and it’s cheap. What more could you ask for? Come into the shop to see the full range of beeswax products.
- Aldona Satterthwaite, Executive Director

Eleven Memberships

TBG members enjoy discounts on course registrations and programs, in the shop, and in the café! Available for individuals or families, one year or two. For more information, visit our Membership Page or contact Andrew at 416-397-1483.
- Andrew McKay, Development Officer

Ten Gifts that Grow

Paperwhites or amaryllis, we’ve got your holiday bulbs potted up and ready to give! Available in custom TBG, frost-proof terra cotta pots, or seasonal bark-look planters. Order online, or contact Garaden Shop, 416-397-1357.
- Paul Zammit, Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture

Nine Honey Soaps

Made with local beeswax, these freshly fragrant soaps are the gifts that keep on giving, available in a wide array of scents. Visit Garden Shop for the full selection.
- Sue Hills, Head, Volunteer Services

Eight Bamboo Scarves

Because you can never have too many scarves! Made from natural bamboo fibre, these are warm, stylish and eco-friendly. Available in a variety of colours and patterns. Visit Garden Shop to check out the selection of patterns.
- Paulina Cadena, Events & Facility Manager

Seven City Critters

Coyotes and owls and bees, oh my! Register the whole family for our new exciting wildlife workshops. Sign up for all five and save 15 percent! For more information, check out our City Critter Family Series, or contact Jasmine, 416-397-1288.
- Jasmine Green, Children’s Education Supervisor

Six Gift Certificates

Whether you would like a jar of local honey, or want to learn how to raise bees and make your own honey, TBG gift certificates can make your dreams come true. Redeemable at Garden Shop for any educational program. To purchase a gift certificate, contact the Garden Shop or reception, 416-397-1341.
- Liz Hood, Director of Education

Five Dedications

Celebrating a special occasion or remeber a loved one? Here’s a wonderful way to acknowledge the joy of a birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation or a life well-lived. Where appropriate, we will send a card to the honoree informing them that you have made a donation. Depending on the type of Celebration or In Memoriam gift selected, we can arrange a private unveiling or planting ceremony as well. Contact Claudia for more information.
- Claudia Zuccato Ria, Director of Development

Four iPhone Covers

Here’s a perfect blend of nature and technology. Made from sustainable bamboo, these sleek covers feature two different botanical designs. For the hippest gardeners on your list. Contact the Garden Shop for availability.
- Trish Cassling, Office, Database & Technology  Administrator/ Social Media

Three Tour Tickets

Through the Garden Gate is a wonderful garden tour experience to share with your friends or family. Buy a ticket for yourself and give a pair to a friend or your parents. It’s a June event you can all look forward to during the cold winter months.  Perfect for garden-lovers who don’t need any more “stuff.” Call Andrew for tickets and the early bird rates, 416-397-1483.
- Jenny Rhodenizer, Creative Director

Two Peacock Trays

You cannot entertain this holiday season without proper serviceware. Garden Shop has a wide selection of stylish and contemporary designs, including these fun peacock trays and a whole line of peacock accessories. Visit Garden Shop for full selection.
- Anna-Liza Badaloo, Adult Education Coordinator

…and a Care Package from the Library

Snag some great deals on gently used gardening books and treat your favourite bookworm to a TBG Book Lovers Membership. This Library Card gets you borrowing privileges for Canada’s largest horticultural book collection, the Weston Family Library! For even more benefits, like discounts on educational programs and at the shop, upgrade to a full TBG Membership.
- Zack Osborne, Head Librarian

(The 12 Days of TBG was photographed and compiled by Stefan Weber, Administrative Assistant)



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