TBG Lectures

This long-running lecture series highlights local and international experts in gardening, conservation, nature, and more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and lectures start at 7:30 p.m.

Lectures are FREE for TBG Members; members may bring a friend for $10; public $15; students (with ID) $12.

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Date/Time Event
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.


About Helena Moncrieff

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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-lecture Plant Swap Pre-lecture Plant Swap

Participate in TBG’s first-ever plant swap! Bring your extra house plants to trade for new ones. Participants will receive one popsicle stick per plant (regardless of plant size). Prior to entry, plants will be screened for pests and diseases. Only healthy plants will be accepted. House plant experts will be onsite to offer free advice.

This event will take place prior to the TBG Lecture with Darryl Cheng, author of The New Plant Parent, who will bring your houseplant care regime to the next level.

Suggested donation $5

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The New Plant Parent The New Plant Parent

Darryl Cheng, author of The New Plant Parent, will bring your houseplant care game to the next level!

With the soaring popularity of houseplants, more and more people are bringing these living things into their homes, but remain confused about exactly how to care for them. Searching the Internet for plant care advice tends to leave people with more questions than answers. Some of the advice they find has been recycled from decades past when houseplants were treated as mere decor. Darryl brings a fresh perspective to an old hobby. His science-based, practical approach has helped thousands understand the essentials of houseplant care to become confident plant parents.

Darryl’s new book, The New Plant Parent, is available for purchase in the Garden Shop and he will be signing copies after this lecture.


About Darryl Cheng

Darryl Cheng is the creator of the incredibly popular blog and Instagram account, House Plant Journal. Darryl’s commitment to excellence and his passion for plants and thirst for knowledge have turned him into one of the most trusted resources of the internet houseplant world. What was initially a hobby Tumblr page has turned into an Instagram account with over 350,000 followers, a foundational houseplant care book entitled The New Plant Parent and plant time-lapse videos that have gone viral around the world.

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