Date/Time Event
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 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.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SALE | Pre-loved Garden Containers and other Treasures SALE | Pre-loved Garden Containers and other Treasures

Find that special item for your garden at our one-week sale of gently used containers and garden décor in the Garden Shop.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Botanical Art Fall Session Botanical Art Fall Session

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. 19 to Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

[PG19F03] Leslie Staple
FULL SESSION – ALL TEN CLASSES
Public $395.50; Members $339

[PG19F04] Leslie Staple
HALF SESSION – ANY FIVE CLASSES
Public $197.75; Members $169.50

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TBG & Edwards Gardens Tour

This leisurely-paced tour explores TBG’s four acres of themed, contemporary, urban-sized gardens as well as a portion of the adjacent Edwards Gardens. Participants with gain a greater understanding of plants, garden design, the natural world, and local history.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TBG & Edwards Gardens Tour

This leisurely-paced tour explores TBG’s four acres of themed, contemporary, urban-sized gardens as well as a portion of the adjacent Edwards Gardens. Participants will gain a greater understanding of plants, garden design, the natural world, and local history.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fruitful City The Fruitful City

Helena Moncrieff is an enthusiast and advocate for the often-ignored fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. This devotion sees her regularly slipping into other people’s backyards, touring community orchards, and entering canning competitions. In her travels, writings and talks, she examines our relationship with food, wondering how these life-giving trees transitioned from subsistence staples to raccoon fodder. Helena shows us that while the bounty of apples is great, reconnecting with nature and our community is the real prize.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Helena Moncrieff is a writer, professor, former radio journalist and lifelong city dweller. Her freezer is full of fruit collected from other people’s backyards. Her book, The Fruitful City, which was shortlisted for a Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

PRE-LECTURE ACTIVITIES