Gardening and Design

Date/Time Event
Saturday, January 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Irresistible Dreamy Woody Plants Irresistible Dreamy Woody Plants

NEW! Want to add year-round structural beauty and colour to your garden? Let Marion Jarvie show you how with conifers, broadleaf evergreens, vertical accent plants and flowering shrubs. Leave feeling inspired to create a magical oasis.

[PG18W06] Marion Jarvie
Public $30; Members $24

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Backyard Urban Farming for Beginners Backyard Urban Farming for Beginners

Backyard Urban Farm Company will have you seed- and soil-savvy in time for spring with this popular three-week class. Week one will cover garden planning, companion planting and crop rotation; week two will cover designing and constructing with raised beds and containers; week three will cover growing from seed and planting your garden. Students will create their own garden plans.

[PG18W09] Arlene & Marc Green
Thursdays, Feb. 8 to 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (3 sessions)
Public $96; Members $76

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Basic Winter Tree Pruning Basic Winter Tree Pruning

Learn how to prune for optimal tree growth and health with an experienced gardener. Stuart will discuss the best tools and timing for the job as well as how to assess a tree’s overall health. Dress for the weather as this class will include a walk outdoors for some virtual pruning.

[PG18W14] Stuart McPherson
Public $30; Members $24

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Monday, March 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Soils 101 Soils 101

NEW! Curious to learn about soil? Join Kat Gibson of Lady Gaia for an evening workshop on soil types and how they function. Learn about organic matter and how to improve soil health in your garden.

[PG18W17] Kat Gibson
Public $30; Members $24

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garden Design 101 Garden Design 101

Bring graph paper and a sharp pencil to this introductory course on garden design. Margo will share tips and techniques on how to create or redesign your garden.

[PG18W20] Margo Martin
Public $30; Members $24

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grow Me Instead Grow Me Instead

NEW! Some common garden plants are invasive. They move into nearby natural areas; reducing native biodiversity and degrading habitat. Discover beautiful non-invasive alternatives that look lovely and support native birds and pollinators.

[PG18W21] Sean James
Public $36; Members $28

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Groundcovers & Mulches to Reduce Maintenance Groundcovers & Mulches to Reduce Maintenance

NEW! Groundcovers and mulches have both functional and aesthetic roles in the garden. Join Sean from Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting as he demonstrates how to decrease maintenance, care for the environment and improve aesthetics.

[PG18W23] Sean James
Public $36; Members $28

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No-Fuss Backyard Fruit No-Fuss Backyard Fruit

Learn from a passionate, experienced fruit grower how to produce enough currants, gooseberries, elderberries and serviceberries for preserves, pies and juice. Other no-fuss fruits will be discussed as well. If you’ve ever wondered if you could replace store-bought juice with your own, this talk is for you.

[PG18W24] Steven Biggs
Public $30; Members $24

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wild-ish at Heart: Naturalistic Planting Design Wild-ish at Heart: Naturalistic Planting Design

NEW! Join award-winning blogger Tony Spencer in an exploration of contemporary naturalistic planting design and learn how to bring it to life in your own home garden. The workshop starts with an inspiring look at the New Perennial Movement followed by a hands-on creative session to put ideas into practice. Suitable for advanced gardeners and budding design professionals. Please note that space is limited and this workshop routinely sells out.

[PG18W25] Tony Spencer
Public $45; Members $36

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bring Back the Birds Bring Back the Birds

NEW! The sightings and sounds of birds provide a happy diversion in our busy lives. Learn how to attract these feathered friends to your garden and provide them with the essentials of life through careful plant choice, design and maintenance. Students will go home with a bird garden design and native plant seeds.

[PG18W28] Colleen Cirillo
Public $20; Members $16

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