Date/Time Event
Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Exhibit | Yugen Artists Art Exhibit | Yugen Artists

Yugen Artists is a group of six artists from multi-cultural backgrounds involved in the practice of Sumi-e in Toronto. Led by Hiroshi Yamamoto, a renowned Japanese Canadian artist and mentor to the other 5 members of the group, Mr. Yamamoto has held over 20 exhibitions in Toronto and Japan.  The other members are Elizabeth Rittinger, Nicole Tamir, Neli Iordanova, Kate Cherney and Azra Rashid, each with over 15 years of Sumi-e study and practice, and participation in several exhibitions around Toronto.

A part of Yugen Artists’ mission is to promote this ancient form of brush painting to a wider audience locally and to demonstrate the diversity of interpretation while still adhering to the aesthetics and philosophy embodied in Sumi-e. This exhibition will showcase both classic and contemporary forms, sources of inspiration, and cross-cultural practice of Sumi-e by non-Japanese artists. It is also hoped to inspire greater interest in learning and appreciation among a multi-cultural community.

The theme for this exhibition will be nature-oriented, as befits both the traditional subjects of sumi-e and the proposed location, with emphasis on plants, flowers, seasons etc.

Group members:

Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Botanical Art - Fall Botanical Art - Fall

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.

Thursdays, Sept. 21 to Nov. 23

Interested in Botanical Art? Try it out – Drop in for a free class.

[PG17F05] Leslie Staple
Public $336; Members $280

[PG17F06] Leslie Staple
Public $174; Members $145


Thursday, October 12, 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, October 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Backyard Foraging & Wild Cocktails Backyard Foraging & Wild Cocktails

When you think about hostas and daylilies, you probably focus on their appealing foliage and vibrant blooms, but these perennials are delicious as well as lovely. A surprising number of garden plants can feed both body and soul. Ellen Zachos will stir up your interest in harvesting and preparing common garden plants and teach you how to wow your friends with dirty daylily martinis, rose hip soup and many other delicious treats.

TBG Members are FREE (please reserve your spot by registering online)
Members bring a friend for $10 each
Public $15; students (with ID) $12


The bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (when lecture starts) and then again after the lecture from 8:30 to 9 p.m.
Light meals, tasty treats and wild cocktails inspired by Ellen’s book, The Wild-crafted Cocktail will be available for purchase.

Wild Cocktail Drink Menu
Sumac Sip,  $5
The Kentucky Belle, $5

Ellen’s books The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging will be available for sale in the Garden Shop prior to the event. She will be happy to sign your copy immediately after her lecture.

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