Solo Exhibition by TM Glass
March 10 - 19, 2017
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON, M6K3C3 (Map)
Canada Blooms & Landscape Ontario
are pleased to present this exhibition of photographs by
"150 Years Of Gardening In Canada"
On July 1, 1867, Queen Victoria signed the British North America Act, now the Constitution Act, 1867, uniting the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into one Dominion of Canada. Upon confederation Canada was divided into four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
In years that followed, people from Britain arrived in Canada, bringing along a rising British passion for gardening. Throughout the 19th century, enterprising sea captains imported shrubs and seeds and flower vases from Britain, China and Japan.
Plants of Pioneer and Early Days in Ontario, published in 1970 by the Garden Club of Toronto, records literary references for hundreds of flowers cultivated in early Canadian gardens. Contemporary gardeners might be surprised to know that such flowers as Anemones, Bellflowers, Helibores, Hosta Lilies, Peonies and Roses,
began to grow in Canada centuries ago.
TM Glass combined images of these early flowers and historic vases
in the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Gardiner Ceramic Museum
to create the still life pictures of this exhibition.
The central artistic theme of TM Glass’s work has always been the beauty of nature and the nature of beauty .