Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to noon
This hands-on session is a creative, group design exercise. Participants undertake a comprehensive, methodical, garden design process that successful, professional designers follow. As part of this process, we journey inward to connect to our inner, wild nature and thus to earth. These are central inspirations important to any good garden design.

Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.*

1 to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Margaret Taylor and Sue Clarkson
Using spring flowers, this floral demonstration presents a number of ways to brighten up your table and create fresh spring arrangements for the interior of the home. Simple and easy to create, but beautiful and enchanting, these new ideas for home decor will make you eager to try your own hand at decorating and enjoy a spring awakening after the long winter.

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Margaret Taylor and Sue Clarkson
Create your own wonderful hand-tied bouquet of fresh flowers. Hand-tied bouquets are most often used by brides, but are actually very versatile arrangements. Bouquets make great centrepieces, especially in glass containers that show their spiralling stems, and are also thoughtful hostess gifts for the home-entertaining chef.

Saturday April 26, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday April 26, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Saturday April 26, 2014, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

* Full-day program participants will receive a brown bag lunch catered by A la Carte Kitchen. Please specify any dietary restrictions upon registration.

Real Eguchi M.L.Arch., OALA, CSLA
Since graduating with a master of landscape architecture degree in 1986, Real has practiced as a professional landscape architect/artist in Toronto with a particular interest in the transformative qualities of cultural landscapes that promote an intimate, joyful and melancholic engagement with natural processes. Currently, he sits on the advisory panel for Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly (journal of the OALA) and recently facilitated a uniquely engaging presentation on sustainable beauty for the HortiCULTURE Salon Series at Toronto Botanical Garden.

Barbara Flanagan-Eguchi B.L.A., OALA, CSLA
Barbara is a registered landscape architect with more than 25 years of expertise in landscape architecture and international master planning. She has travelled extensively to participate in the planning and design of recreational, residential, institutional and urban development/renewal projects throughout the world. This includes projects in the Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Kuwait, Dubai and adjacent Emirates, Saudi Arabia, as well as Canada and the United States.

Marlise Akazawa-Eguchi B.L.A.
Marlise is an associate member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and currently works with an international design office that has garnered numerous professional awards. She completed her bachelor of landscape architecture degree that included academic and cultural immersion experiences in Asia, local landscape design, horticultural design/sales and construction training, and a thesis that focused on “Sustainable Joy”.

Patricia Kambitsch M.S.Ed.
Patricia is a graphic facilitator and multidisciplinary artist. As a facilitator, she explores and promotes tools for dialogue available through the visual arts, theatre, creative movement and dance.

Sue Clarkson
The Garden Club of Toronto
Sue is an award-winning floral designer who recently won silver representing Canada in the international class at Canada Blooms 2013. She is a certified floral design judge and horticultural judge who has regularly taught floral design and horticulture courses/workshops at Toronto Botanical Garden, The Garden Club of Toronto and to various community groups. For many years, Sue was involved with The Art Gallery of Ontario as a buyer of gallery gifts for both the gift shop and for special exhibits such as The Barnes Exhibit, Degas and Turner. She is an experienced printmaker, oil and watercolour painter. She’s been a member of The Garden Club of Toronto for 12 years and feels that her fine-arts background has helped foster her love of floral design.

Margaret Taylor
The Garden Club of Toronto
For more than 15 years, Margaret’s passion for flowers has led her to exhibit, judge, demonstrate and teach floral design in Canada and abroad. A recipient of many awards, Margaret’s most recent accolades include Canada Blooms’ Founder’s Gold Cup for Best in Show and the Madelaine Weir Foy award for 2013. She’s also been awarded Best in Show at the provincial level and has represented Canada at the World Association of Flower Arranger’s triennial show. Margaret is currently a floral design judge accredited by the Garden Clubs of Ontario, a horticultural judge accredited by the Royal Botanical Gardens and a rose judge accredited by the Canadian Rose Society. Much lauded for her design acumen by the horticultural community, she is a past-president of the Garden Club of Toronto and is a coordinator of floral design studies at Toronto Botanical Garden.

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