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Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bringing Back the Nearly Dead: Renovating an Existing Garden

NEW! Is your garden in need of a makeover? If so, this course is for you. Experienced garden renovator, Sean will discuss typical design challenges and solutions, important construction priorities, and options for reusing landscape features and material. You will leave with both the enthusiasm and know-how to renovate your garden.

[PG18S07] Sean James
Public $30; Members $25

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Springtime Herbal Delights

While sipping some delicious spring tonics for health and vitality, learn about ten easy-to-grow herbs and how to use them for food and medicine. Everyone will take home a pot of planted seeds and recipes for energy-boosting spring tonic.

[PG18S10] Danette Steele
Public $36; Members $28

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Monday, May 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater

Urban development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces, leading to various challenges. Learn how to slow down rainwater while beautifying your yard and creating a unique palette of plants. Sean will show you how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction, sizing, challenges and plant choices.

[PG18S13] Sean James
Public $30; Member $25

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Container Gardening: Drama for Every Season Container Gardening: Drama for Every Season

NEW! Just as landscapes change with the season, so too can container arrangements. Join Paul for a step-by-step demonstration of container designing. He will highlight many of his favourite plants, container combinations and accents for every season. One lucky student will take home Paul’s container arrangement.

[PG18S16] Paul Zammit
Public $36; Members $28

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Balcony Gardening

NEW! Are you interested in balcony gardening but don’t know how to start? If so, this is the class for you. Donna, a Toronto Master Gardener will discuss the benefits and challenges of balcony gardening, tried-and-true plants for common balcony situations, and maintenance tips. She will demonstrate how to plant three different containers, which will be given away to three lucky students at the end of class.

[PG18S19] Donna Deboehmler
Public $36; Members $28

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rocks, Blocks and Wood: Understanding Hard Landscaping

NEW! Learn how to incorporate hard landscape material into your garden with experienced garden designer Sean James. Sean will discuss the great diversity of hard material available today, where best to purchase them, and how to install and maintain them. He will also cover common misperceptions and mistakes.

[PG18S20] Sean James
Public $30; Member $25

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Find your Inner Oudolf

NEW! Join award-winning blogger Tony Spencer in a walking tour of Piet Oudolf’s fantastical Entry Walk Garden at the TBG. Learn about Oudolf’s approach to four-season planting design along with a discussion of key perennials, grasses and how they can interrelate as a biodiverse plant community. Expect gems of insight on how to adapt Oudolf’s New Perennial approach to your own garden space. Dress for the weather as this class will be held outside.

[PG18S25] Tony Spencer
Public $30; Member $25

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