TBG signageThere are still a few tickets available for this lecture and these tours!

This spring sees the start of a new partnership between NANPS and Toronto Botanical Garden! We are going to start giving lectures as part of their Adult Education series, and we are arranging two exclusive tours of TBG for NANPS members.

 INVASIVES LECTURE: "When Good Plants Go Wild"

On Wednesday evening, April 17th from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm, NANPS Director John Oyston will be lecturing on invasive plants. Are there plants growing in your garden which could be a threat to native plants in your local parks or ravines? Why do landscapers love Norway maples, which the US Department of Agriculture has called the “Weed of the Week”? Should Toronto nurseries still sell phragmites and purple loosestrife? What should you do about buckthorn or garlic mustard at your cottage? Learn more, but don’t expect any easy answers!

NANPS members pay $10 and they can bring a non-NANPS member at the TBG member rate of $25. Reserve your tickets in advance from Anna-Liza Badaloo by calling  416-397-1362, or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay on the day.


 On Saturday afternoon, April 27th TBG will host two exclusive tours for NANPS members and their guests: 


Exterior of TBG building1.30 – 3.00 pm The Invasives Tour:  Foraying into Edwards Gardens and Wilket Creek

 3:30 – 5.00 pm The Natives Tour:  Focus on “Nature’s Garden” (Eastern Canadian Shield) and on the brand new native Woodland Walk, where NANPSters can assist with the planting at the end of the tour! 

Book before April 12th by contacting Sue Hills by phone at 416-397-1366, or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (The tours are limited to thirty people each. Unreserved places will be offered to the public on April 13th.)

The cost is $8 per person per tour. Pay either at time of booking or pay on the day of the tour. Meet at the main entrance to The Dembroski Centre for Horticulture, at the south-west corner of the TBG parking lot. Tours take place come rain or shine!


Toronto Botanical Garden features 17 different styles of garden spread over four acres. It is at the south-west corner of Leslie and Lawrence. There is free parking. TBG is accessible by the TTC using buses 51, 54 and 54A from Eglinton station. Programs can be paid for with cash, MasterCard, Visa, or by cheque payable to Toronto Botanical Garden. There is a library, gift shop and washrooms, but the cafe is closed until May. See or call 416-397-1340 for more information.