Whitby In Bloom



Whitby In Bloom Speakers Series

The Whitby In Bloom Speaker Series bring experienced gardeners and authors to Whitby to share their knowledge and expertise. This three-part series runs from March to May each year. Gear up for the Garden Tour by attending one, or all, of our free seminars!

Reserve your spot - REGISTER NOW for the Speaker Series.

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Event Details

TIME:  7:30p.m.
LOCATION: Brooklin United Church, 19 Cassels Road East

March 27 – Alexandra Risen
“How Our Connection to plants Holds the Secret to Inner Peace”

Alexandra’s  deeply personal testament to the healing powers of nature will inspire how a garden can become a metaphor for life, a source of recovery, growth, and insight.   Readers will appreciate Alexandra’s reflections on her memoir, “Unearthed”, a meditation on love, legacy and the interconnectedness with nature and how a garden is a place of transformation and discovery.

April 24 – Tara Nolan “Raised Bed Gardening”

Tara will discuss the benefits of raised bed gardens that allow you to garden almost anywhere and how to create your own.   Tara will inspire ideas for where to put them, what soil to use and what to plant—both edibles and don’t forget ornamentals for the pollinators!

May 22 – Carol Pasternak “Drama in the Butterfly Garden” 

Explore the secret lives in your yard or nearby natural area.  Through macros and videos, you’ll see insects hatching, transforming, courting, and even farming!  Butterfly expert and author Carol Pasternak will answer questions, and offer a book signing, How To Raise Monarch Butterflies. A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids, (available for purchase $10) at the end of the evening.

Presented in partnership by the Whitby in Bloom Committee and the Brooklin Horticultural Society.

Whitby in Bloom Garden Tour


Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a free tour of gorgeous properties! In lieu of admission, please bring a non-perishable food donation for local food banks.

More details to come!

2018 Brochure

Click to view the 2018 Garden Tour Brochure


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Volunteer Opportunities

Information about the many volunteer opportunities at all Town of Whitby events can be found on our Volunteers page.

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