TBG Lecture Series

The Toronto Botanical Garden is proud to present the winter 2018 lecture series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Arrive early to enjoy a light dinner as well as member discounts in the shop. Members FREE; members bring a friend $10; public $15; students (with ID) $12. Pre-registration is recommended.

Date/Time Event
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Plants in Petri Dishes: Novel Strategies for Plant Conservation

 Dr. Praveen K. Saxena is a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture at University of Guelph and Director of the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation (GRIPP).

GRIPP aims to preserve endangered plant species through research, education and service programs. Its approach consists of three stages: “backing-up” biodiversity through cryobanking; propagating plants using in-vitro technologies; and redistributing plants back into their native environments. Praveen’s presentation will provide an overview of GRIPP’s recent efforts to conserve Canadian species as well as agriculturally-important plant genetic resources. He will also touch on the powerful spiritual connection between plants and people.  Check-out Praveen’s writing on the plant=human relationship here.

Dr. Praveen K. Saxena will be presenting in place of David Galbraith who is unable to deliver his lecture.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Know Maintenance Approach to Perennial Plant Gardens

Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, Wisconsin and author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden believes that gardens should be thoughtful, ecological and deeply personal. In this talk, he will explore the partnership between gardener, plants and nature, and demonstrate how to combine regionally dependable perennials and native plants to create endless natural plant patterns. Roy will wow us with his highly-aesthetic and sustainable plant communities that look great all year round and require minimal maintenance.

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