Upcoming events for African Violet enthusiasts in the Greater Toronto Area.
- TAVS Monthly meeting: Canadian Hybridizers
Presented by: Sayeh Beheshti, TAVS
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 pm – Garden Hall
Can you name any Canadian African violet hybrids in your collection?
Join Sayeh for an introduction to our rich African violet heritage and learn about some fascinating hybridizers who have given us remarkable hybrids.
There will a wide selection Canadian hybrids as well as regular violets for sale, many of which will be mature enough to enter our April show.
-TAVS Monthly meeting: Modern Designs with African Violets
Presented by: Ursula Eley and Judy Zinni,
Members of Lakeshore AVS of Toronto
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 pm - Studios 1,2 & 3
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about modern floral design styles and techniques from two leading designers.
-Get the Jump on Spring at the TBG
February 23, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you just can’t wait until the show to get leaves and supplies, come and visit us at our table in this year’s event.
We would love to answer any questions you have about your violets.
- TAVS Monthly meeting: Gesneriads
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 pm - Garden Hall
Presented by: Paul Kroll, East Aurora, NY
Renowned for his informative presentations, don’t miss this opportunity to hear Paul share his passion for growing Gesneriads, the cousins of African violets.
He will introduce you to plants that you can grow right next to your violets.
- TAVS Monthly meeting: Grooming for Show
Tuesday April. 16, 7:30 pm - Garden Hall
Presented by: Julie Thompson, TAVS
Last -minute grooming can mean the difference between a Blue and Red ribbon.
As an Advanced AVSA Judge, Julie will illustrate how to best present your violets and gesneriads in our April competition
- TAVS Annual Show and Sale
Theme: "Violets for all Seasons”
Sunday, April 21, 10am - 4:30 pm
Admission: Adults: $2
Our annual show is the “must-see” event for the indoor gardener. It gives you a chance to see and learn about unusual and exotic African violets and their relatives.
You can attend informative presentations on a variety of topics (complimentary with Show admission fee), as well as purchase plants, leaves and supplies.
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. East (at Leslie St.), for directions click here