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CANADA BLOOMS: IT'S A PARTY

Toronto Botanical Gardens News
by Canada Blooms
March 8, 2016

Guests will experience their first breath of Spring at Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival, March 11 to 20, 2016 at the Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre). Come celebrate its 20th Anniversary with acres of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance designed by Canada's best landscape designers, architects and builders. Choose from over 100 hours of seminars and demonstrations by industry experts who are happy to share their knowledge and love of horticulture and floriculture.

VISIT THE BOTANICAL BAR AT CANADA BLOOMS BELLY UP TO OUR BOTANICAL BAR AND UNEARTH THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE

Visit the Toronto Botanical Garden booth (G26) at Canada Blooms. Our urban display garden will be intoxicating - full of natural beauty, country charm and wild elixirs that will raise your spirits and feed your soul. Discover how to infuse your life with plants that will increase your well-being and make a positive impact on the planet. Belly up to a botanical bar staffed with knowledgeable guest 'bartenders' from public gardens along Canada's Garden Route. Shake up your senses at the tasting bar with flights of local honey and tastes of Ontario trees, along with other daily specials. Guest authors including Mark Cullen, Frankie Flowers, and Signe Langford will be signing their books at our booth after their talks. Check our daily schedule.

Browse our adjoining garden shop for an exciting selection of pollinator-friendly seeds, seasonal bulbs, live plants, fragrant lavender, local honey and maple syrup, nature-inspired home d├ęcor and other outdoor lifestyle essentials for gardeners of all ages.

SUBSCRIBE TO GARDEN MAKING MAGAZINE

Visit our booth (G26) at Canada Blooms to purchase your subscription to Garden Making magazine. Along with your one or two year subscription, you'll also take home the current issue along with a bonus, Garden Essentials issue. Garden Making will generously donate a portion of their magazine sales at Canada Blooms to the TBG.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Saturday, March 19, 3 p.m.

According to the UNFAO, we have lost 75 per cent of our global agricultural change to crop varieties in the last 100 years. Maintaining the genetic diversity of our agricultural crops is crucial for global food security to resist pests and disease and to adapt to changing climates. This emotionally moving documentary explores what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: seeds. Trailer: http://seedsmovie.vhx.tv Public $12; Members $10

UPCOMING ADULT COURSES

Designing a Cut-Flower Garden, Saturday, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m.

Botanical Art Studio - Spring, Thursdays, March 17 to May 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Design with Shade in Mind, Thursday, March 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Winter Tree ID, Sunday, March 20, 1 to 3 p.m.

Edible Landscaping, Wednesday, March 30, 7 to 9 p.m.

Macro Floral Photography, Saturday,

April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spring Garden Centrepiece, Tuesday,

April 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Moss & Sedge Gardening, Tuesday, April 26, 7 to 9 p.m.

Yoga, Mondays, 4:30 to 6 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.

DONATE YOUR GARDEN TOOLS AND POTS

Donate your gently used garden tools and pots in support of horticultural projects at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Donations received at reception 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tue - Sat) from April 5 through May 7, 2016

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