Two FREE garden events you won’t want to miss on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GET THE JUMP ON SPRING
TBG’s annual Horticultural Open House with 50+ exhibitors including horticultural societies, garden clubs and environmental organizations, in addition to a floral design competition and show.
This one-day garden extravaganza includes:
- Free talks and demonstrations
- Gently-used gardening book sale in the Weston Family Library
- Gardening advice from Toronto Master Gardeners
- Café and Coffee Bar
- Silent auction (click here to view the selection of items to bid on)
Help us make Get the Jump on Spring and Seedy Saturday a zero waste event! TBG will have waste stations for your recyclable and compostable materials with hands-on volunteers to assist. Bring your own water bottle and take advantage of our complimentary water station, bring your own mug to receive a discount at the Café for your coffee or tea.
$2 donation appreciated (Those who donate will be entered in free prize draws, 1 every hour!)
Free Parking for TBG members!
- Sng Glass Art
- olio eco
- Toronto Cactus & Succulent Club
- Toronto Beekeepers Collective
- 1 in a Millean
- Sac Pasé
- Milne House Garden Club
- Bees Are Life Inc.
- Canadian Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society
- Greater Toronto Bulb Society
- Ontario Daylily Society
- MASON HOUSE GARDENS
- Toronto Field Naturalists
- Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal
- Gourmet Inspirations
|Colours Poking Through
Lil Tovey-Taggart, Floral Designer
Time to refresh our souls with the glorious colours of spring with this arrangement you can do at home! Nothing makes us happier than the sight of returning colour and life to end our cold winters. Time to enjoy the beginning of the new season!
Inspiration and Lessons from Our Garden Travels
Nimesha Basnayaka, Program Manager, Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER)
Nimesha will show us how climate is being affected by many different factors, what that is doing to the world around us and what we can expect in the years to come.
15 Ways to Garden in Small Places
Wait ‘Til You ‘See’d This!
There Are No Houseplants
Seedy Saturday is a community event where gardeners share their heirloom seeds and help to preserve our horticultural heritage. Bring your extra, open-pollinated or heirloom seeds on February 22 and discover something new! Drop your seeds off at the swap and then browse the seed exchange tables to see what others have brought. Also at the event, take advantage of local seed growers and vendors to stock up for this year’s garden, and learn about seed saving from seed conservation organizations.
How to participate in the seed swap:
- Bring seed in envelopes labeled with:
- Plant name (common and botanical name if you know them both)
- Year of harvest
- Place of harvest (postal code)
- Your name (if you wish)
- A bit about where the seed came from (if you wish)
- Register at the table and add your seed to those available for swapping
- Swap seeds – try to leave with around the same number that you brought
- Buy seeds from the vendors – you can use these for swapping as well if you’re not able to bring your own
This event is organized in partnership with the Ontario Horticultural Association (Garden Ontario)