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February 8, 2002
Spadina Historic House Hosts 6th Annual Garden Lecture Series Sundays in February from 1 to 3 pm
Spadina Historic House & Gardens, one of the City of Toronto's
Historic Museums, is pleased to announce the line-up of speakers for its 6th
Annual lecture series entitled "Our Growing Heritage."

February 10 - "Ghost Gardens of Ontario" with Frank Kershaw
Gardens do not just fade away and disappear. Ghost gardens photographed while
touring Ontario will be used to inspire participants with a sense of what can
happen when the gardener leaves and nature takes over.

Frank Kershaw, Director, Policy & Development, EDCT, is one of the founding
members of Canadian Wildflower Society. His articles have appeared in Family
Circle, Canadian Gardening, Trellis and Wildflower magazine.

February 17 - "Fragrant Gardens" with Geoffrey Vernon
Plants that delight more than just the eye will be highlighted in this talk and
slide show. Examples from the Spadina gardens will be profiled to assist
participants to plan their own garden using fragrant plants.

Geoffrey Vernon is a former horticulturalist with Culture Division's Spadina
Historic House and Gardens with a degree in landscape architecture. He is
currently working privately.

February 24 - "Picturing Your Garden" with Janet Davis
The photographic arts and gardening come together as Janet explores plant
colour combinations, highlighting their effectiveness in the garden, as well as
on the wall. Photographs for this session will be from the speaker's stunning
collection depicting the Spadina and Casa Loma gardens.

Janet Davis is a noted writer and photographer in the Toronto garden scene
with regular columns appearing in the Toronto Sun and other publications. She
will be showcasing some of the photographs from her large collection of
pictures she has taken in the Spadina and Casa Loma gardens.

All sessions are appropriate for novice as well as experienced gardeners, and
each session will be followed by a Question and Answer period, along with
refreshments. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $15 per session.
Please call 416 392 6910 Ext. 311 to pre-register.

Spadina Historic House and Gardens is located at 285 Spadina Road
Paid parking is available next door at Casa Loma.

Media Contact
Media Contact:
Kim Corby, Culture Division



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