Spring at the TBG

I have been at the Toronto Botanical Gardene twice this past week. The first time was Tuesday night, when I attended a lecture by Marion Jarvie with my friends Barry Parker and David Leeman. And the second time, this past Sunday, when ORGS (Ontario Rock Garden  and Hardy Plant Society) had its annual plant sale. So I made sure to get out in the garden both times to take some photos, giving myself some inspiration and hopefully you.

You walk through the woodland garden to get to the main building.


 I believe these are insect habitats, quite beautiful.

They are adding new bike racks at the TBG,

nice to see a botanical theme.

I planted these in my garden last year,




 but mine have not started flowering yet.

Obviously I need a lot more.

A great underplanting idea for a specimen tree,

ajuga and amemone blanda.

A couple of plant combinations I liked.

The formal garden is looking quite lovely.

I think this is tulipa sylvestris.

Must have!

And Acer shiraswanum ‘Aureum’, I bought one last year, lovely underplanting.

I love redbuds, mine should be in flower soon. And I actually have a couple of seedlings, a group like this would look lovely on the berm.

Next time, I will show you my absolute favourite spot…


14 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Went there last week with my mother but didn’t see much. She’s in a walker and with the parking lot closed, it would have been too difficult for her. Oh well, next time.

  2. 3

    paulinemulligan said,

    Wonderful selection of plants, but my favourite is the insect habitat, it’s fabulous!

  3. 5

    gardeningasylum said,

    Gorgeous photos of the botanic garden – being so far south, tulips and redbuds are a memory now, but sweet to see again. Love those layered combinations!

  4. 7

    tezalizard said,

    You know, twice I have been there to attend the Plant Sale and twice I have never made it to the surrounding gardens and property! One day I will have to leave the wallet at home and stroll the gardens, and hopefully run into Ben, a friend who is working there this year!

  5. 9

    I love some of those combos…quite lovely

  6. 11

    The insect habitat is beautiful, a work of art. The textural combos are pretty, they vary in color too.

  7. 13

    We must have passed in the wind. I was at the RBG last weekend as well! I see you have been to Lost Horizons. I haven’t been this year…yet.

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