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Winter

Wednesday, December 21 2022 - Monday, March 20

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

 

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Spring

Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, June 21

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Summer

Wednesday, June 21 - Friday, September 22

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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Fall

Saturday, September 23 - Thursday, December 21

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Courses

Essentials of Landscape Design (Online)

Tuesday, February 7 - Tuesday, February 28 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Whether you’re designing a small green entrance to your home or an expansive backyard oasis, this online class will equip you with the essential principles of landscape design. Join Janis Matson, horticulturist and owner of Shoreline Landscape Design, for this 4-part workshop series.

Learn foundational design concepts, such as soil, slope, sun exposure, and irrigation. Expand your learning with the principles and elements of design like focal points, scale, colour, balance, and more. Bring photos or drawings of your garden and work on your own property’s design with feedback and insight from the instructor. Leave inspired and ready to design your garden.

Chigiri-e Paper Art

Wednesday, February 8 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images. The result resembles a watercolour painting with a delicate texture. In this hands-on, creative art workshop, you will practice handcrafting skills, learn step-by-step Chigiri-e paper techniques and create two art pieces. Supplies included.

Family Birdwatching & the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Saturday, February 11 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bring the whole family and learn how to get involved in taking action to support wild birds! The Great Backyard Bird Count brings thousands of bird lovers together around the globe to help scientist count local bird populations before the massive spring migration.

We’ll start the day with an introduction to birdwatching, practice our skills in the Garden on a bird walk, and review how you can participate at home in the Great Backyard Bird Count between February 17th- 20th.

Adult Rate $15: Register now!

Child / Youth Rate $10: Register now!

Growing Vegetables in Container Gardens (Online)

Wednesday, February 22 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Interested in growing your own food but don’t have access to an in-ground garden? Welcome to the world of possibilities for edible container gardening! This session is perfect for urban gardeners who want to get started with growing veggies and food crops on their balconies, patios, and container gardens, with tips on how to get started. Learn which vegetable varieties are best for patios or balconies, what the best soils and companion plants are, and which container pots to choose.

Worm Composting 101

Saturday, March 4 10.00am - 12.00pm

Learn the basics and benefits of worm composting!

A great way to keep your garden healthy and green that can be more efficient than traditional composting. This session includes an introduction to worm composting, how to start your own bin, and a step-by-step process on how to build your own with minimal expense!

Invasive Insects and Other Garden Pests (Online)

Wednesday, March 8 6.30pm - 8.30pm

What garden pests are bugging you?

Do you have invasive insects or other critters competing with your ability to grow food or maintain a healthy garden? Meet some of the region’s most devastating garden and lawn invaders, including European chafer beetle, fire ants and European grey squirrel. Also, learn about some species that are not yet here that you should be on the watch for.

Organic Veggie Gardening 101

Friday, March 10 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Join Jenna Jaski for an introduction to the basics of veggie gardening. No experience necessary! You will learn about how to plan your veggie garden, sow seeds, plant seedlings, thin your sprouts, provide care throughout the season, manage the most common pests, and tips for harvesting. You will leave this course with the confidence and enthusiasm to get growing!