Date/Time Event
Thursday, July 6, 2017
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Travel with Frank Kershaw to Stouffville, Claremont and Uxbridge Area Gardens Travel with Frank Kershaw to Stouffville, Claremont and Uxbridge Area Gardens

This area has a long tradition of great gardens and artists’ studios with amazing landscaping. We will have the pleasure of experiencing both today. Our first stops will be in the scenic Stouffville where we will experience a cottage style garden brimming with all manner of plants. Colourful border perennials, ornamental shrubs and trees, clematis and ornamental grasses and period garden structures grace this lovely garden. Next, we travel to nearby Claremont to visit two outstanding gardens in this picturesque community. The first is a multiple award winning cottage style garden teeming with clematis vines, perennials, vegetables, four water features and water fall. This garden which is the domain of an experienced gardener also affords the opportunity for visitors to purchase plant or to enjoy the duck and chickens that might cross your path. Our second Claremont garden is that of a gifted artist who not only has a fabulous, lush shade and full sun gardens with beautiful settings to display her fascinating fabric garden art sculptures. These art pieces may also be purchased during the visit. Not far from Claremont is another garden of an accomplished artist. The stunning residence nestled on top of a hill overlooks acres of gardens, a large pond and tennis court. Closer to the house and studio is lovely two tier water feature and garden statuary along with an enclosed cutting garden of showy perennials. Time now for lunch which will be in nearby Uxbridge at the Tin Mill restaurant. Noted for its architectural charm and great food this stop should be to everyone’s liking.

Post lunch we get a chance to stretch our legs at a large country garden south-east of Uxbridge. This garden has been featured in various garden publications includes extensive and intensive conifer plantings, including many unusual specimens. In addition there are impressive slope and terrace plantings, lilac collection, Carolinian plant collections and diverse formal gardens near the residence. The overall impression is one of an impressive private arboretum of great plants and knowledgeable owners. Our last garden stop is another large country garden of dedicated and experienced gardeners. This garden, which is like a small botanical garden has numerous varied collections of woody and herbaceous plants. What is surprising are the many Carolinian and temperate plants that are being grown here and the techniques of the owner to ensure their success. Garden structures, sculptures, spectacular stone walls and a lovely pond round out this properties delights.

The tour will depart from and return to Toronto Botanical Garden. There is free all-day parking at TBG.

Public $140; TBG Members $130


Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Botanical Art - Summer Botanical Art - Summer

Work at your own pace and develop your own botanical painting style in this relaxed class with experienced instructor, Leslie Staple. All levels welcome. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject.
[PG17S30] FULL SESSION – TEN CLASSES Public $336; Member $280
[PG17S31] HALF SESSION – FIVE CLASSES Public $174; Member $145


Thursday, July 6, 2017
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBG Organic Farmers' Market TBG Organic Farmers' Market

The market takes place YEAR-ROUND on Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. (The market moves indoors during the winter), ready-to-eat foods from 1 p.m.

Choose the freshest, healthiest foods, and meet organic vendors in one of Toronto’s most beautiful gardens. You’ll find salad greens all winter, vegetables, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs and chicken, grass-fed beef, pork, lamb and chevon, cheeses, yoghurt and kefir, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, dried fruits and nuts, olive oil, kombucha and kimchi, oils and vinegars, breads, tempting sweets and savouries, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines.

Free parking is available on site. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.


Thursday, July 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Guided Tour Free Guided Tour

TBG volunteer tour guides conduct 90-minute informative and engaging tours designed for people to gain a greater understanding of plants, natural landscapes, garden design and the history of Toronto Botanical Garden and Edwards Gardens.

Meet in the front of the building. No pre-registration is required.

**Please note these free tours are for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people only. Groups of 6 or more must pre-book as a private tour. Due to space restriction, groups attending with more than 6 people for the free tours may be turned away.

On Thursdays from June 29 through August  31, 2017 tour are one hour, ending just before the Edwards Summer Music Series Concerts.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Herbal Cordials: Sip & Stroll

Public $36; Member $30
Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll through the TBG garden while sipping a variety of delicious herbal cordials. All the senses will be engaged as we touch, taste, smell and immerse ourselves in the blooming garden. Cordial recipes and herbal notes will be shared for your future plant adventures.
[PG17S34] Danette Steele


Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edwards Summer Music Series Edwards Summer Music Series

Enjoy 10 concerts by an eclectic roster of popular artists, set in the natural beauty of the gardens, rain or shine. (indoors in case of extreme weather). The concerts will take place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn in Edwards Gardens. Some seating available or bring your own chair. FREE Admission. General seating.

Click here for the summer line up.

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