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Got The Winter Blahs?

Escape to a glamorous evening in France at the Toronto Botanical Gardens
by Carrie Shibinsky
January 22, 2012

Thursday, February 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a fabulous illustrated talk on the Gardens of Versailles, preceded by light French fare for purchase, French music, French-inspired shopping, an art display on Versailles, and a chance to browse through the latest garden periodicals in the Weston Family Library. It’s ooh-la-la for you-la-la!

The Gardens of Versailles

DAVID WISTOW

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Designed in the classical French manner and considered one of the most beautiful and famous gardens in the world, Versailles boasts more than 210,000 flowers (planted annually) and 200,000 trees. Be transported as renowned art historian David Wistow captivates you with gorgeous images of this magnificent garden, tracing its cultural importance, stages of growth and development, and historical highlights including the tumultuous seventeenth-century influence of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. David Wistow, who is also an accomplished artist and sough-after speaker, has been creating connections between people and art at the Art Gallery of Ontario for more than 25 years. This talk is generously supported by the Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Edwards Lectures are held in the TBG’s Floral Hall at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission: Public: $20/Students $15/TBG members FREE. Door sales only.

Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) encourages, stimulates and teaches countless adults and children with its innovative, urban-scale garden plantings, nature-centred educational programs and environmentally-friendly practices. We look beyond our borders to create strategic alliances that support our mission, extend our reach and strengthen our influence within the community.

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row