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Bring graph paper and a sharp pencil to this hands-on introduction to the principles of good garden design. Frank will guide you through the design process step-by-step while you redesign your garden.
Single class scheduled on 23/03/2015 at 1:00PM
Join The New Perennialist blogger Tony Spencer to learn the inner workings of Piet Oudolf's approach to perennial planting design. Practice your drawing skills and learn how to combine layers of native perennials and hardy grasses to create a vibrant plant matrix that supports full-cycle gardening and transitional spaces.
Single class scheduled on 11/04/2015 at 10:00AM
Have you been putting off the task of constructing a garden shed to store the tools? Kick spring off right by addressing your garden and yard storage needs - Frank will cover everything from potting to pool sheds, and shed some light on how to plan, build and maintain these crucial structures.
Single class scheduled on 13/05/2015 at 6:00PM
Whether you're looking to keep things in, or ensure others stay out, fostering a sense of privacy and security in and around your garden is important. Join Frank Kershaw to review tips and tricks to utilize the hardware of fences, barriers and garden structures as home security. Plus, how to use light, sound, and plants to promote a safe, secluded and harmonious garden that still looks stunning.
Single class scheduled on 27/05/2015 at 6:00PM
"Good design depends on a free and harmonious relationship between nature and people, in which careful observation and thoughtful interaction provide the design inspiration, repertoire and patterns." David Holgren, Permaculture Pathways and Principles.
Learn observation techniques to see what's really happening in your garden, how to interpret different patterns without bias and interactions you can use to approach your garden in a new holistic way. Stuart McPherson, project manager of urban greening initiatives and permaculture influenced designer, will involve students in both indoor and outdoor elements of observation.
Single class scheduled on 09/07/2015 at 6:30PM
Permaculture GTA will introduce you to the history, theory and various methods of permaculture design and living. Get hands-on with drafting designs, growing food and understanding not only the philosophy, but how to apply your new permaculture skills to your own home garden.
Single class scheduled on 14/07/2015 at 6:30PM

TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON CANADA | 416-397-1341 |