Register today for TBG's Annual Mother's Day Spring Planters-and-Champagne Event, or one of the many exciting classes or programs coming up.
Taking part in an event or program at the TBG creates wonderful memories and a learning experience that last forever.
(And if you buy her a TBG membership, she will also enjoy year-round discounts on shop purchases, our plant sale, programs, classes, lectures, concerts and other special events. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.)
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(May 1 through 3, 2012)
Two-Year Individual or Family Botanical-Garden Membership (Half Off)
Annual Mother's Day Spring Planters-and-Champagne Event
Join us for a celebratory glass of bubbly and a relaxing tour of our stunning gardens. Then create a delightful spring planter to take home with eco-friendly designer Sarah Jameson of Sweetpea's.
Sunday, May 13, 1 to 4 p.m.
Public $62; TBG members $50
Aldona at Large: It's Good News Week
The redbud in this photo may be weeping, but I'm all smiles: the City parking lot in front of our building is just getting a few last-minute finishing touches before it reopens. Hallelujah! All of us can now breathe a sigh of relief and put seven long months of inconvenience, mess and disruption behind us as we revel not only in the luxury of plentiful parking, but also in the beautiful new plantings in the island beds. If that isn't enough, the TBG Garden Café in the nearby historic barn has just reopened for the season, which means that visitors and staff can enjoy fresh, wholesome, tasty, moderately priced lunches and treats-along with good coffee and tea-prepared by our talented friends at à la Carte Kitchen Inc. Truly, my cup of happiness runneth over (yes, I am a simple woman).
In spring, the TBG becomes a hive of activity. Literally. We recently welcomed a fresh influx of beekeepers-in-training, and we will be getting a third beehive this year. Our gentle Italian honeybees are fascinating creatures. Thanks to Cathy Kozma, Oliver Couto and Mylee Nordin of the Toronto Beekeepers Cooperative for their wonderful, ongoing guidance and support.