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(ONLINE) Botanical Gardens, Living Museums: TBG’s Indoor Plant Collection

January 17 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join Lead Horticulturist Leslie Hockley to learn the answer to all your questions about the TBG’s tropical indoor plants.

Why are there so many plants inside the Toronto Botanical Garden, what are they and who cares for them?

Botanical Gardens have existed in many forms for thousands of years. Some of the earliest formal gardens were the sixteenth-century medicinal Physic Gardens of Italy. Today botanical gardens can have a wide variety of missions and functions, from education, conservation, research, and leisure. They are typically defined as a space that is open to the public that displays a curated collection of plants that are documented and/or labelled, and may be accompanied by a library, herbarium, arboretum, or greenhouse.

Toronto Botanical Garden is home to many different garden areas which showcase ornamental and native plantings, a teaching demonstration garden, and display beds. Inside of our main building the Horticulture department has been growing a new collection of plants that are tropical in nature. Join Lead Horticulturist Leslie Hockley to learn the answer to all your questions about the TBG’s tropical indoor plants.

Wednesday, January 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Public $15, TBG members $5 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

About Leslie Hockley

TBG’s Lead Horticulturist, Leslie Hockley has nearly ten years of horticulture industry experience. Her expertise ranges from garden and lawn maintenance to nursery production, annual design, and tree care. She is passionate about public gardens and plant records. She’s interned at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado and most recently she’s worked as a Plant Records and Mapping Technician at the University of British Columbia’s Botanical Garden. Leslie studied horticulture at Humber College and at the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture.

Join Toronto Botanical Garden

Join the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) as a member to get a discount on this program, upcoming events and classes, and free parking. A TBG membership helps you deepen your knowledge and connection to the natural world, become a part of a dynamic community of plant people, and be inspired! Become a member !

Online Program Access

Please note that this program is being hosted live ONLINE only. It will not be recorded, and it will only be available on Zoom at the scheduled time. Log-in details will be sent 2 days before the program date. Please make sure that you check your junk mail and/or make Eventbrite a trusted site.

Participation in online programming requires that attendees have access to and familiarization with current technology. Please review our Education Refund Policy and Code of Conduct and Zoom Best Practices document.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable for this program.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 16 at 12:00pm.