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program guide • courses • lectures • events

Spring/Summer 2019

Bring Back the Birds

All about Clematis: Our Loveliest Vine


TBG program guide

course code

name and program

date

time PG

Lecture

Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

Thursday, May 2

7:30 p.m.

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PG19S01

Botanical Art Spring 5 sessions

Thursdays, May 2 to 30

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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PG19S02

Simply Shrubs

Wednesday, May 8

7 to 9 p.m.

5

PG19S03

Aromatic Facial Firming Massage

Wednesday, May 8

7 to 9 p.m.

7

PG19S04

Bring Back the Birds

Thursday, May 9

7 to 8:30 p.m.

5

PG19S05

Classic Design Fundamentals I

Thursdays, May 9 to 30

6:30 to 9:30 p.m

10

PG19S06

Flower-pressed Necklace

Saturday, May 11

10 a.m. to noon

8

PG19S07

Tea and Cannabis

Tuesday, May 14

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

8

PG19S08

Essential Oils and Mental Health

Wednesday, May 15

7 to 9 p.m.

7

PG19S09

Mixology and Bitters 101

Wednesday, May 22

7 to 9 p.m.

8

PG19S10

Historical Period Design

Wednesdays, May 22 to June 12

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

10

PG19S11

Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater

Thursday, May 23

7 to 9 p.m.

5

PG19S12

Adding Height to Your Garden

Saturday, May 25

1 to 3:30 p.m.

5

PG19S13

All About Clematis: Our Loveliest Vine

Wednesday, May 29

7 to 9 p.m.

5

PG19S14

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

Thursday, May 30

7 to 8:30 p.m.

7

PG19S15

Seasonal Wellness Workshop

Sunday, June 2

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7

PG19S16

Urban Potager

Monday, June 3

6:30 to 8 p.m.

6

PG19S17

Sogetsu Ikebana

Tuesdays, June 4 to 25

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

10

PG19S18

Classic Design Fundamentals II

Wednesdays, June 5 to 26

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

10

Lecture

Plants of Patagonia

Thursday, June 6

7:30 p.m.

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courses • lectures • events

course code

name and program

date

time PG

PG19S19

Floral Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9

1 to 4 p.m.

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PG19S20

DIY Natural Bug Repellent

Monday, June 10

7 to 9 p.m.

7

PG19S21

Botanical Art Summer 10 Sessions

Thursdays, June 13 to Aug. 15

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

8

PG19S22

Botanical Art Summer 5 Sessions

Thursdays, June 13 to Aug. 15

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

8

PG19S23

Fundamentals of Botanical Drawing

Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

9

PG19S24

Smartphone Nature Photography for Beginners

Saturdays, June 15 & 22, Rain dates: Sundays, June 16 & 23

1 to 4 p.m.

9

PG19S25

Herbal Cordials: Sip and Stroll

Thursday, June 20

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

8

PG19S26

Enhance Your Garden’s Beauty

Tuesday, June 25

7 to 8 p.m.

6

PG19S27

Creative Nature Program

Saturdays, July 6 to 27

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

9

PG19S29

Make Your Own Mixed Berry Preserves

Sunday, July 7

1 to 3:30 p.m.

8

PG19S30

Modern Floral Design

Tuesdays, July 9 to 30

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

10

PG19S31

Better Sleep with Lavender

Wednesday, July 10

7 to 9 p.m.

7

PG19S33

AccessPoint Rooftop Garden Tour

Tuesday, July 16

6:30 to 8 p.m.

6

PG19S35

Seasonal Wellness Workshop

Sunday, July 21

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7

PG19S37

Xeriscaping

Wednesday, Aug. 7

6:30 to 9 p.m.

6

PG19S38

Summer Floral Arrangement in Fruit

Wednesday Aug. 14

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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PG19S39

Make Your Own Peach Preserves and Jalapeno Jelly

Sunday, Aug. 18

1 to 3:30 p.m.

8

PG19S40

Natural Hair Care

Monday, Aug. 19

7 to 9 p.m.

7

PG19S41

Floral Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 24 & 25

1 to 4 p.m.

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tbg Lecture series The Toronto Botanical Garden is proud to present its spring and summer 2019 lecture series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and lectures start at 7:30 p.m. Members FREE; members bring a friend $10; public $15; students (with ID) $12. Pre-register to reserve your spot at torontobotanicalgarden.ca/lectures.

Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens Thursday, May 2 Christopher Woods

World-renowned garden director and author Christopher Woods travelled the world for three years, seeking out 50 of the best contemporary gardens. He describes the most arresting features in locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, lavish private estates and gem-like city yards. Throughout, he reveals the fascinating people, plants and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy. Christopher’s book Gardenlust will be available for purchase.

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Plants of Patagonia Thursday, June 6 Marcela Ferreyra

Marcela has spent her professional life studying and documenting the flora of Patagonia, much of which has been recorded in books and articles. Through photography and stories, she will take us on a tour of Patagonia’s most remote and strikingly beautiful places and introduce us to the incredibly diverse plants that exist there.


courses & Workshops Registration for spring and summer classes opens Tuesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Additional registration information can be found at torontobotanical garden.ca/adult An individual membership at the TBG is just $45 per year. Purchase one today to start saving on adult programs. Pre-registration required for most courses.

Bring Back the Birds

Thursday, May 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Public $20; Members $16

The sights and sounds of birds provide a happy diversion in our busy lives. Learn how to attract feathered friends to your garden and provide them with the essentials of life through careful plant choice, design and maintenance. Students will go home with native plant seeds. [PG19S04] Colleen Cirillo Ornamental Ways to Handle Rainwater

Thursday, May 23, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $30; Members $24

Sean will show you how to design and build a beautiful rain garden, focusing on garden placement and sizing, construction material and plant choices. [PG19S11] Sean James new Adding Height to Your Garden

Saturday, May 25, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Public $30; Members $24

GARDENING & DESIGN new

Simply Shrubs

Wednesday, May 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $30; Members $24

Learn how to use shrubs for beauty, wildlife-support and ease-of-care. Explore the best species options for specific soil and light conditions and for different garden types, including rain gardens. [PG19S02] Sean James

For vertical accents throughout the garden, practically any genus can provide beautiful exclamation points i.e., Fagus (beech), Acer, (maple), magnolia and even Japanese maples. Also, learn about the right shape, size and colour of various vertical structures to make such plants instantly visible while adding height. [PG19S12] Marion Jarvie All About Clematis: Our Loveliest Vine new

Wednesday, May 29, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $30; Members $24

The ever popular clematis is loved for its great range of flower shapes and colours. Learn how to select, care for and prune different types. [PG19S13] Marion Jarvie

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TBG program guide Garden Design Certificate Offered in partnership with George Brown College, this certificate teaches a practical approach to designing gardens and landscapes for personal or professional interest. Classes are held at the downtown Toronto campus. coned.georgebrown.ca/gardening | 416-415-5000, ext. 2092 | celiberal@georgebrown.ca new

near the busy intersection of the Danforth and Victoria Park. This 6,000-square foot garden produces about 500 kg of organic food annually, in soil only 7 inches deep. This is inspiration at its finest. [PG19S33] Lara Mrosovsky

Urban Potager

Monday, June 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Public $20; Members $16

Do you want to grow vegetables, but crave a well-designed landscape? If so, try a potager garden! This approach combines the principles of food production and design, creating spaces that are both ornamental and productive. Students will learn about placement, construction, maintenance, companion planting and much more. [PG19S16] Elizabeth Stewart new Enhance Your Garden’s Beauty

Tuesday, June 25, 7 to 8 p.m. Public $20; Members $16

Learn how to maximize the beauty of your garden, no matter the location, soil and light conditions or budget. Special attention will be paid to the diversity of foliage types available that add colour, contrast and texture to gardens year round. [PG19S26] Helen Battersby AccessPoint Rooftop Garden Tour new

Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Public $20; Members $16

Tour one of Toronto’s largest and most productive rooftop gardens, located

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Xeriscaping

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Public $30; Members $24

Conserving water in the garden is a noble objective. Luckily, a great diversity of water-wise plants is available to gardeners. These plants, and a few tweaks to maintenance, will help gardeners save water as well as money. [PG19S37] Sean James


courses • lectures • events Seasonal Wellness Workshop Public $60; Members $48

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Aromatic Facial Firming Massage new

Wednesday, May 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Learn how to firm facial muscles and improve lymphatic drainage through self-massage with essential oils. Students will take home a sample of the facial serum used in class. [PG19S03] Lily Lin and Corinna Taverna, certified aromatherapists new Essential Oils and Mental Health

Wednesday, May 15, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

This session will provide an overview of how to support positive mental health. You will learn how essential oils can improve well-being in general, and more specifically, how they can help reduce depression, anxiety, low selfesteem and more. [PG19S08] Leslie Bennett new Essential Oils and Pregnancy

Thursday, May 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Learn how essential oils can help manage common pregnancy ailments including morning sickness, stretch marks, nausea, maternal anxiety and lack of sleep. Take a tincture with you to try at home. [PG19S14] Kimberley Lugsdin and Leslie Bennett

Take a break from your busy life and join us for an earth-based day of learning, exploring and connecting. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities that will enhance your connection to nature and elevate your mind, body and spirit. [PG19S15] Jane New, Sunday, June

2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Or [PG19S35] Jane New, Sunday, July

21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. new

DIY Natural Bug Repellent

Monday, June 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Many essential oils are excellent insect repellents including citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass and peppermint. Learn how to make your own essential oil repellent for mosquitos, ants and even bed bugs. [PG19S20] Lily Lin and Corinna Taverna Better Sleep with Lavender new

Wednesday, July 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Most commonly used for its calming properties, lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils. Explore different types of lavender products and create your own lavender foot balm and pillow spray to improve sleep. [PG19S31] Lily Lin and Corinna Taverna new

Natural Hair Care

Monday, Aug. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Learn how to make natural aromatic shampoo and conditioner using essential oils. Students will take home samples. [PG19S40] Lily Lin and Corinna Taverna

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FOOD & DRINK new

Tea and Cannabis

Make Your Own Mixed Berry Preserves

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Public $30; Members $24

Sunday, July 7, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Public $40, Members $32

Explore the similarities and differences of two popular plants –tea and cannabis– and learn about terpenes, the organic compounds that give these and all plants their distinct flavour and smell. [PG19S07] Raelene Gannon

Learn how to make delicious berry medley jam and strawberry marmalade using fresh in season fruits. Leave with delicious treats as well as a greater understanding of the preserving process. Materials included in the cost. [PG19S29] Millean Kung Make Your Own Peach Preserves and Jalapeno Jelly Sunday, Aug. 18, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Public $40, Members $32

In this session, students will use fresh peaches for a peach jam and jalapeños for a jalapeño jelly to take home. Leave with delicious treats as well as a greater understanding of the preserving process. [PG19S39] Millean Kung Mixology and Bitters 101

Wednesday, May 22, 7 to 9 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Phil and Maria from Kinsip House of Fine Spirits will demonstrate the basic techniques of mixology, equipping students with the skills and knowledge required to mix their own impressive cocktails with ease. Bitters will be featured prominently. [PG19S09] Phil D’Mello and Maria Hristova Herbal Cordials: Sip and Stroll Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Public $40; Members $32

Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll through the garden while sipping a variety of delicious herbal cordials. Cordial recipes and herbal notes will be shared for your future plant adventures. [PG19S25] Danette Steele

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ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Botanical Art Work at your own pace and develop your own painting style in this relaxed class with experienced instructor Leslie Staple. All skill levels welcome. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject. Spring Session

Thursdays, May 2 to 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. [PG19S01] FIVE SESSIONS:

Public $174; Members $139 Summer Session

Thursdays, June 13 to Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. [PG19S21] FULL SESSION: TEN CLASSES Public $336;

Members $268 [PG19S22] HALF SESSION: ANY FIVE CLASSES Public $174; Members $139


courses • lectures • events Fundamentals of Botanical Drawing

Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public $80; Members $64

In this two-day workshop, learn how to produce realistic botanical drawings using graphite with the help of detailed, step-by-step demonstrations, instructional handouts and individual attention. The workshop is best suited to students with some drawing experience. [PG19S23] Michael Spillane

Flower-pressed Necklace new

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to noon Public $48; Members $38

Make a one-of-a-kind necklace with pressed flowers and learn basic flower-pressing techniques, including when and which flowers to pick and how to store them. Materials included in the cost. [PG19S06] Gabriela Delworth Floral Acrylic Painting Workshop new

Public $48; Members $38

Learn to paint flowers from photos in this two-day workshop by experienced art instructor, Ashley. He will share basic acrylic painting techniques including composition, colour mixing, shape simplification and brush strokes, and help students create art work to be proud of. Class materials are not included in the price. [PG19S19] Ashley Nitkin Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 1 to 4 p.m.

Or [PG19S41] Ashley Nitkin -

Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 24 & 25, 1 to 4 p.m.

Smartphone Nature Photography for Beginners

Saturdays, June 15 & 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain dates: Sundays, June 16 & 23 Public $48; Members $38

Learn how to capture the wonders of nature using your Android or iPhone camera in this two-day workshop. Alan will cover lighting, composition and editing with photo apps. A portion of the workshop will be spent outdoors shooting in the garden and along Wilket Creek. [PG19S24] Alan Li new

Creative Nature Program

Saturdays, July 6 to 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take all four classes and save: Public $100; Members $84 Take individual ones: Public $30; Members $24

Take inspiration from nature and discover your creativity in this fun series of classes in which a new activity is tried every week. Week 1: linocut printmaking; Week 2: cyanotype printing; Week 3: paper bird kites, and Week 4: pinhole camera photography. All skill levels welcome. Materials included. [PG19S27] Alan Li

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FLORAL DESIGN

This series of hands-on courses is taught by accredited floral design judges from the Garden Clubs of Ontario and is suitable for both personal and professional interest. Courses marked with the floral emblem can be applied to the Floral Design Certificate. Course fees do not include flowers or supplies, unless otherwise stated. Students must purchase these on their own at a cost of $50 to $60 per class. A materials list will be e-mailed prior to the start date of each class.

of flower arranging. The Sogetsu School of Ikebana reflects modern lifestyles and focuses on encounters between two ever-changing entities: humans and nature. A one-time materials fee of $80 will be due at first class. Prerequisites: Fundamentals I & II. [PG19S17] Ada Hirschler

Classic Design Fundamentals I

Thursdays, May 9 to 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public $190; Members $155

This course is the prerequisite to all other courses in TBG’s Floral Design Certificate program. Learn the fundamentals such as how to select and condition flowers, how to use floral design equipment and how to achieve different types of designs. [PG19S05] Lillian Taggart Historical Period Design

Wednesdays, May 22 to June 12, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public $190; Members $155

This course will focus on flowers from the Dutch Flemish, French Rococo, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau periods. Learn about the architecture, fine art, decor and visual arts of each period to create beautiful floral art. Prerequisites: Fundamentals I & II. [PG19S10] Margaret Taylor Sogetsu Ikebana

Tuesdays, June 4 to 25, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public $190; Member $155

Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art form

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Classic Design Fundamentals II

Wednesdays, June 5 to 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public $190; Members $155

In this follow-up to Classic Design Fundamentals I students gain a deeper understanding of traditional design and plant material as well as the importance of colour and colour harmonies. Discover a new design style each week: a hand-tied bouquet, a vertical line design, a Hogarth Curve and an asymmetrical mass design. [PG19S18] Ursula Eley Modern Floral Design

Tuesdays, July 9 to 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public $190; Member $155

Explore the world of modern design through this structured series of teachings covering Modern Line, Modern Line Mass, Modern Mass and Layer Design. You will be challenged


courses • lectures • events to create unique arrangements that fit the mould of each particular style while showing personal flair. Prerequisites: Fundamentals I & II. [PG19S30] Celia Roberts

contact Kirk Davis at kirk.davis@ hotmail.com

Summer Floral Arrangement in Fruit

This exhibit features works created with plant material from urban wild areas. Ted manipulates the plant matter to make it something new: a vehicle for contemplation, poetic allusions and elegant thought.

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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public $65; Members $52

Create a beautiful centrepiece that can be used indoors and outdoors, using a fruit as the base. Friends and family will be wowed by this unique, super fresh decor. No experience necessary. Materials included in the cost. Registration closes Aug. 7. [PG19S38] Margaret Taylor

WESTON FAMILY LIBRARY

Canada’s largest private horticultural library is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Search the online library catalogue at https://library.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/ TBG Book Club Discuss books with gardening themes. Open to TBG and Book-Lover members only. Last Wednesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. FREE For more information and to register, contact Jan Neuman at janneuman@ rogers.com or 416-656-8246. Authors of Soul Garden Chapter Poetry Group Share your poetry with this friendly group, meet other writers and get inspired. Last Monday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. FREE For more information and to register,

Art Shows Art of Ted Karkut April 2 to June 30

Lana Hovinga

July 3 to Sept. 27

This series of large-scale acrylic and ink paintings takes its inspiration from the natural world and is informed by the artist’s unique perspective as a landscape designer. Each piece examines a plant in bold colours. Our native lady slipper orchid, the common tiger lily and the humble thistle each take on a fresh focus when enlarged and seen up close. WILKET CREEK RAVINE TOURS TBG is poised to become a steward of the adjacent Wilket Creek ravine. In anticipation of this, we are offering free one-hour tours detailing the ravine’s history, ecology and environmental challenges. For more information and dates visit torontobotanicalgarden.ca/tours

Garden Travel

Garden Tours that exceed your expectations with Margaret DaileyPlouffe. For a list of upcoming tours, please visit hnatravels.com Support the TBG and mention that you saw it here! A portion of registrations from these tours supports our programs.

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special events TBG Plant Sale Members only: Thursday, May 9,

Zimbabwean artists, displayed throughout the gardens. Free admission

Open to the public: Friday, May 10,

SPECIAL TALK Sculpture in the Garden

noon to 8 p.m.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mother’s Day Plant Café

Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $35 per person

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Toronto Botanical Garden’s Plant Sale. Treat your mom to lunch prepared by The Food Dudes at TBG’s pop up indoor/ outdoor Plant Café. The Blossom Party

Tuesday, May 28, VIP Reception: 6 to 7 p.m. Main Event: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

This year, TBG’s most glamorous event moves to the evening. Mark’s Choice Through the Garden Gate—The Beach

June 8 & 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

32nd annual curated garden tour featuring 21 spectacular private gardens in The Beach.

Thursday, July 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Public $35; Members $28

Learn how to select and place sculptures in the garden. ZimSculpt curator Vivienne Croisette will walk you through tips and trade secrets for bringing art into the outdoor environment. SPECIAL WORKSHOP Stone Carving—Kids

Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to noon Public $45; Members $36

This children’s workshop introduces stone carving in its simplest form. Participants are shown how to use tools safely and how to carve a basic sculpture to take home. For ages 8 to 14.

For more details on upcoming events visit torontobotanicalgarden.ca/enjoy

ZimSculpt

Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

Dazzling exhibition of hand-carved stone sculptures by contemporary

ABOUT THE TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) offers year-round learning experiences for all ages including courses, events, tours, day camps and the Weston Family Library. TBG is a registered charity (No. BN11922 7486 R0001). For more information, visit torontobotanicalgarden.ca or call 416-397-1341.

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