What's On at The Leaf

Seasonal Display: Abundance

September 14 - November 19
Babs Asper Display House

Crisp air and amber afternoons; Abundance is a celebration of the beauty of autumn! This new display in the Babs Asper Display House signifies the end of the growing season and presents an opportunity to acknowledge our efforts tending the garden and nurturing the land. Abundance is a celebration of a bountiful harvest; sparking feelings of generosity, warmth, and tenderness. Inspiration for this display is drawn from farmers markets, falling leaves, and the desire to embrace the upcoming season.

Abundance will feature autumnal elements that will awaken the pumpkin spice fanatic in all of us.

The Oak Allee is a collection of oaks that have been thoughtfully selected and carefully removed from the Park. These oak trees have reached the end of their natural life expectancy and now transport visitors from the Mediterranean biome through a fall forest scene.

At the ‘Abundance Farm’, visitors will see the bounty of the season; boughs of fresh and preserved produce will adorn a farmers’ market set complete with a red and white barn façade.

Surrounded by swaths of swaying tall grass; Japanese maples will provide a stark colour contrast. Yellow, orange, and red Chrysanthemums, Crotons and Jurassic series Begonias will bring warmth and texture to the display.

Abundance display at The Leaf - a red house set is surrounded by pumpkins and plants

Upcoming Programs, Activities, and More

Gardener stands in front of a gardener chat sign

orange painted lady butterfly perched on a purple flower

Gardener Chats

Chat with a member of our horticultural team while you explore The Leaf! Our expert gardeners will explore our connections to plants, and provide insider knowledge about the beautiful plantings within the biomes. 

Gardener Chats are presented by Lawn ‘N’ Order Custom Landscapes Inc.

Location: Please check the signage at The Leaf for the location of the daily Gardener Chat.
Date and Time: Daily, 10:00 am

Butterfly Chats

Chat with an animal care professional and learn all about how we care for the butterflies at The Leaf! Chats take place in the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden. 

Date and Time: Daily, 10:30 am and 2:00 pm

Create and Connect Crafts

Stop by the Tannis M. Richardson Classroom for some hands-on crafting using natural or recycled products! Crafts are appropriate for kids and families of all ages and are accessible without admission to the biomes. Space is limited in the classroom. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Location: Tannis M. Richardson Classroom
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dates: Sundays, September 17, October 29, and November 12

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