GardenNews.biz - Feb 11,2017 - TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN - GET THE JUMP ON SPRING
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free Admission & Free Parking
$2 donation appreciated (Those who donate will be entered in free prize draws, 1 every hour!)
30+ exhibits by horticultural societies, garden clubs and environmental organizations
house and garden vendors
10 free 45-minute demonstrations and presentations
HAPPY 150th CANADA! Floral Design Competition and Show (including youth classes).
Download the Competition Schedule here.
winter garden tours
gardening answers and advice from Toronto Master Gardeners
special discounts in the TBG Garden Shop
gently-used gardening book sale
organic farmers’ market
Jump Café and Coffee Bar
free family drop-in activities, 1 to 3 pm
Local author Scott Kennedy launches his new book Don Mills; From Forests and Farms to Forces of Change at Jump! It includes a chapter on the Milne family and the story of Edwards Gardens and Toronto Botanical Garden itself.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Garden Hall – Lower Level
Studios – Upper Level
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Your Pane is Their Pain
A Design with Metal . . . Something Different
Paloma Plant, Program Coordinator, Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada
Mary-Ann Vercammen, Floral Designer and Judge
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Invasive Plants – Brand New Things to Know!
Helpful Hints for Cultivating Succulents, Including Cactii
Emily Funnell, Species at Risk Biologist, Ministry of Natural Resources
Mark Curtis, VP, Toronto Cactus & Succulent Club
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Whistling Gardens – New Developments
All about Seeds!
Darren Heimbecker, Founder and Creator of Whistling Gardens
Joyce Cathcart, Master Gardener Emerita
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Perennial Dreamtime: The DIY Naturalistic Garden
Growing Herbs for Food, Medicine and Good Looks
Tony Spencer, Blogger/Planting Designer, aka ‘The New Perennialist’
Koidu Sulev, Richters Herbs
2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
The Recycled Garden
Wet and Wild: Underwater Floral Designs
Frank Kershaw, Teacher, Garden Design & Horticulture, George Brown College/TBG Certificate Program
Michael Erdman, Floral Designer and Judge