Toronto’s most floriferous party returns to your garden oasis. Enjoy all the fun and glamour of the Blossom Party in a new garden setting and, for the first time, from dusk into evening. A curated hat and fascinator fashion show, live musical entertainment, delicious fare and interactive experiences to delight everyone.
Cocktail Attire|Fascinators|Evening Hats|Grass-friendly heels
[ Evening hats and fascinators encouraged but not required ]
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019
VIP Reception, 6 to 7 p.m. | Main Event, 7 to 10 p.m.
Blossom Party individual ticket, $175 (2 for $300)
Blossom Party ticket + VIP Reception, $300 per person
For more information call 416-397-1483
The Blossom Party is the spring fundraising event for the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG). Proceeds from the event will fund the TBG’s nature-based education programs for children and the revitalization of the Wilket Creek ravine, one of our most engaging open-air classrooms, where kids learn to sustainably interact with nature.
Interested in becoming involved as a partner or sponsor of this event?
Contact Claudia Zuccato Ria, Director of Development, 416-397-1372
Monika Schnarre is a model, actress, entrepreneur, television personality and full-time mom. Monika has appeared in over 50 television shows and films and on over 100 magazine covers and has worked as a television correspondent on such prestigious shows as eTalk, Cityline, The Social and ET Canada.
She has her own line of skincare, iampure, which is available across Canada and Germany. Her philanthropic work includes helping to empower women through home-building and also supports the rehabilitation of wildlife animals as they are reintroduced back into their natural habitat.
Monika’s fond childhood memories of long walks on the grounds of the TBG and Edwards Gardens and her love of nature make her the perfect Honorary co-Chair of the Blossom Party.
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS!
Our judges roam the gardens to select the most notable evening hats and fascinators. Individual and group efforts will be rewarded!
Hat and Fascinator Competition presented by Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd.
Official Master Milliner of the Toronto Botanical Garden: David Dunkley
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Live Musical Performance featuring Les Stroud
Best known as the Canadian Screen Award winning producer, creator, director and star of the hit TV series Survivorman.
Musically, Stroud has shared the stage with the top in the business, including Slash, Journey, Alice Cooper, Blues Traveler, Randy Bachman, Chicago among others. Revered worldwide for his iconic harmonica playing, Les’s songwriting style runs an eclectic gambit, from art-folk-roots rock to contemporary art rock.
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION
Silent and Live Auction with amazing travel and luxury experiences including:
- Unique art by Toronto-based artist TM Glass, Azaleas & Tulips in a European Vessel
- An expedition cruise with Adventure Canada, valued at over $30,000
- Hockey Night in Toronto with Kevin Shea
- A weekend in Prince Edward County
- Celine Dion concert tickets in Toronto
Children’s Voices in the Garden, curated by the non-profit organization Voices of Toronto, dedicated to capturing voices that value respect, diversity and inclusion.
MORE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
- The Bug Bistro by Entomo Farms
- The Beauty Bar by Murale and The Ten Spot in partnership with CF Shops at Don Mills
- Monica Van Maris Green Professionals Woman of Influence Award supported by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association in partnership with Toronto Botanical Garden
- Interactive food stations created by Toronto’s top caterers
- Botanically-inspired cocktails by Seedlip
Keep checking the website for updates as we continue to add more amazing party features and experiences!
WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR?
Dress: Cocktail attire.
For some outfit inspiration and ideas, have a look at photos from previous years. Fascinators and evening hats are encouraged! Note: Please avoid stiletto heels as some of the party will be located in our gardens. Wedges, block heels, pumps and square heels all welcome!
*Charitable receipt issued for the maximum allowable amount. Toronto Botanical Garden is a registered charity BN 1192 27486 RR0001