Prairie talk at TBG

“Creating a prairie garden” talk by John Oyston

Tuesday October 22nd (note change of date), 7 pm to 9 pm at Toronto Botanical Garden

Find out what a prairie is, and about the sun-loving plants which grow there. Learn how you can use native prairie forbs and grasses to create acres of prairie, or to capture the spirit of the prairie landscape in a small urban planting. Discover the history of prairies on Ontario, and prairie sites you can visit.

Prairie view


Topics to be discussed will include:
What is a prairie? Short and tall grass prairies, Meadows and Savannas
Prairies in Ontario – historical range and present day remnants.
Typical prairie species – grasses, forbs, animals
Speaker’s experience planting a 3 acre prairie at Oak Hills Farm
Site preparation, plant list, sourcing seed, planting, controlled burn
Other prairies to visit on Ontario:
Alderville Black Oak Savanna, Rainbow Cottage, Ojibway
How to incorporate prairie species into a suburban garden
Seed and plant sources.

NANPS Members special price: $10.00 including tax
TBG Members & NANPS guests $28.25 including tax. Public $32.

Pre-register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or register by phone: 416-397-1341 and pay on the course date.