Date/Time Event
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Designing with Plants, the Great Dixter Way Designing with Plants, the Great Dixter Way

SPECIAL WORKSHOP! Get up-close-and-personal with Great Dixter’s head gardener and world-renowned horticulturalist – Fergus Garrett. With his signature generosity, Fergus will walk students through all stages of a mixed border planting – from design, to plant combination and placement, to the integration of bulbs, self-sowers and annuals. Students will revel in the inspirational images and stories of famed Great Dixter and enjoy a rare opportunity for one-on-one conversations with a gardening great.

This workshop is designed with professional gardeners in mind, but all interested parties are welcome to attend. Dress for the weather as part of the class will be held outside.

[PG18S06] Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, England


To be placed on the waiting list please email

Saturday, April 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Earth Day Family Celebration Earth Day Family Celebration

Come celebrate Earth Day at Toronto Botanical Garden! Help plant the Teaching Garden, create nature crafts, listen to nature-themed stories, ride the blender bike and more!

All activities take place in the Teaching Garden. Park in the TBG lot and then follow signs through Wilket Creek ravine to the west side of the creek to access the Teaching Garden.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Lug a mug and water bottle to help us reduce waste at this event.

FREE but registration is recommended. Stroller accessible.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hometown Habitat Documentary Screening Hometown Habitat Documentary Screening

Toronto Botanical Garden and North American Native Plant Society are thrilled to bring you this visually-stunning documentary that advocates for a garden revolution using native plants.

This Earth Day: Save Pollinators. Save Water. Save the Earth. Build an army of Habitat Heroes.

This film tells the inspiring stories of 7 hometown habitat heroes. Featuring interviews with passionate experts and activists, and narrated by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, the film challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.

Producer/director Catherine Zimmerman shares the success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature.

The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.

The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes!

Watch the trailer here

Admission: $10-$12, pre-registration recommended


Extra BONUS Screening!
Just before Hometown Habitat, we’ll also be showing a bonus screening of The Garden (runtime 9 mins and 51 secs). The Garden is an award-winning short doc featuring one family’s journey dealing with food insecurity in south Oshawa and the hope they created by growing their own food.