I vividly remember coming to Edwards Gardens and the Civic Garden Centre, back in the day, with my mother and brother as a child. I was enamoured with the beauty and the wonder of the garden, and in particular, the remarkable Raymond Moriyama-designed building. I know, a little odd for a child! My fascination with the garden has not waned throughout the years.
I’ve come to the garden to walk, to relax, to wander, to wonder, to seek, to see, to heal, to learn, to educate, to inspire, and to be inspired – a lifetime love affair that is far from over! And now, I have the distinct honour and pleasure to represent and serve the garden I adore as a member, donor, master gardener, volunteer, tour guide, and board member.
I’ve come to the garden to walk, to relax, to wander, to wonder, to seek, to see, to heal, to learn, to educate, to inspire, and to be inspired – a lifetime love affair that is far from over!
Preservation. Inspiration. Education.
As a child, I appreciated the beauty of this place – a pleasure that’s undiminished today – but the more I have come to understand Toronto Botanical Garden’s important mission, the more I appreciate that it’s more than beauty. TBG inspires and educates us about plants and their importance to our lives. It preserves plants for future generations, encouraging us all to respect nature and our place in nature. As a donor, you are safeguarding these diverse and unique species now and for the future, so that people will continue to be inspired by their beauty and learn from their stories.
Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”. As we look towards the future, I believe the best is yet to come! Join me as a guardian of the garden by supporting TBG with a gift to the Hearts & Flowers campaign.
Together, we will foster a lifelong desire to explore, learn, and preserve. Please join me in donating by visiting torontobotanicalgarden.ca/hearts or calling 416-397-1483.
Hearts & Flowers Campaign 2021