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Botanically Dyed Garden Cards

Accessible Event

Date & Time:

August 7, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


RBG Centre (680 Plains Rd W)


Art in the Gardens, Courses and Programs, Get Social


2+ Hours


Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event

Event Description

One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops

Join artist Beverly Allen in the RBG gardens to learn a history of natural dyes and explore the plants that have been used for this timeless process. Use plants from the RBG gardens to create special garden cards capturing the colours and forms of your plants.

Fee: $40 (includes materials) + Service Fee (Members 10% off*)
Please pre-register by July 28**

Header image and cards by Beverley Allen

Beverly Allen headshot

About Beverly Allen, Natural Dyes Textile Artist

Beverly Allen is a multi-media artist from Burlington. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, with further study in papermaking. Beverly has exhibited her paintings locally, nationally and internationally including the Canadian delegation to the Grand Palais’ Salon des Artistes Independants in 2017. Since 2017 she has studied and experimented with natural dyes on textiles and paper, investigating local Ontario plants. She has studied natural dyes with India Flint, Natalie Slopka at the Textile Arts Center in New York and ink making with Maida’s Tim McLaughlin. She is delighted to share her knowledge of capturing botanical colour at the RBG.

Register for Arts Programs

Pre-registration required for all Courses and Workshops. Click the button below to continue to Eventbrite, and to browse / register for any “Master Your Garden” program at RBG. View all upcoming courses and workshops from all categories at

*RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code. Learn more about where to find the code.

**Pre-Registration is required for all RBG Courses & Workshops, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.

More Courses & Workshops

RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit to see this season’s full offering.