TBG Lecture Series

The Toronto Botanical Garden is proud to present the winter 2018 lecture series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and lectures start at 7:30 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.

Date/Time Event
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Botanical Gardens and Conservation in the 21st Century

Botanical gardens have a long and fascinating history, and are constantly evolving to address contemporary needs. In the past 40 years they have increasingly focused on plant conservation and human wellbeing. Conservation work by botanical gardens is as diverse as the gardens themselves and, among other things, includes seed banks, plant collections, ecological restoration and education on the importance of plant diversity for economic, medicinal and cultural purposes. In this talk, Dr. David Galbraith will present inspirational examples of botanical gardens that have embraced their new conservation role.

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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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