Date/Time Event
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artworks by Lana Hovinga Artworks by Lana Hovinga

Rotating exhibitions are displayed in the Weston Family Library. Open to the public during library hours.

Artworks by Lana Hovinga

 July 2 to September 27, 2019

This series of large-scale acrylic and ink paintings takes its inspiration from the natural world and is informed by the artist’s unique perspective as a landscape designer. Each new work examines a plant in bold colours. Our native Slipper Orchid, common Tiger Lily and even the humble Thistle take on a fresh focus when enlarged and seen close up. Lana lives and works in Kitchener.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Thursday, August 8, 2019
4:00 am
Fall/Winter Adult Ed Registration NOW OPEN Fall/Winter Adult Ed Registration NOW OPEN

Toronto Botanical Garden is one of the best places to learn about plants, gardening and nature. Meet people who share your interests and learn from experts in the field. Day, evening and weekend classes are designed to fit different schedules. Choose from more than 100 classes each year.


NEW! In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, fall/winter adult program descriptions and registration information will be online.

Schedule of courses and workshops can be found here


Please register at least one week before the start date to avoid cancellation of classes due to low enrollment. Full payment, including HST, must accompany each registration.
Online: Click any of the REGISTER TODAY buttons
Phone: Maggie Janik, Adult Education Supervisor at 416-397-1362

If cancellation occurs one week or less prior to the class start date, no refund will be given. If cancellation occurs more than one week prior to the class start date, TBG retains 20 per cent as an administrative fee on refunds. Should TBG cancel a class, a full refund will be issued. No refunds will be given once the class has started. Not transfer of course credits will be issued.

All course registrations and payments will receive a confirmation and receipt via email – a reminder of the course will also be emailed to students up to one week prior to the class start date. Please make a note of the courses in which you are registered. To confirm registration, call 416-397-1362 or email

Adult education programs are designed for individuals 16 years of age or older. Exceptions will be considered for younger teenagers only if the instructor is in agreement. Requests for age exceptions should be sent to

An individual membership at the Toronto Botanical Garden is just $45 per year. Purchase one today to start saving on adult programs. Registration fees are reduced up to 20 per cent for TBG members. Memberships may be purchased at the time of course registration so that discounts may be used immediately.

Please note that paid parking is now in effect, however TBG members park for free.

TBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property or for personal injury or mishap during courses; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZimSculpt ZimSculpt

Back for its second year, the outdoor art exhibition “ZimSculpt” showcases hundreds of stone sculptures by many of Zimbabwe’s most renowned contemporary artists. Admission is free and all sculptures are available for purchase. The exhibition runs from June through September 2019.

The works are chiseled, hand-carved, sanded and polished by artists who draw upon a wide variety of inspiration. From dramatic modern styling praised by Henry Moore, to more contemplative “village” pieces that capture African life, these sculptures project a vibrancy that has captivated audiences around the world. The setting of Toronto’s most beautiful garden for this great art highlights the beauty of both.

Exhibition EXTENDED from June 28 – September 22, 2019.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Xeriscaping Xeriscaping

NEW! Conserving water in the garden is a noble objective. Luckily, a great diversity of water-wise plants is available to gardeners. These plants, and a few tweaks to maintenance, will help gardeners save water as well as money.

[PG19S02] Sean James
Public $30; Members $24