There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
For one weekend only, spectacular floral installations by some of Toronto’s top designers celebrate the arrival of spring in the city. Don’t miss this new must-see event and exhibition!
Joseph Delarge (eco|stems)
Lidia Tacconelli (Fiori Floral Inc.)
Bella Jackson (Floral Fetish)
Bruno Duarte (Fresh Floral Creations)
Michael Renaud (Horticultural Design)
Phyllis Lill & Marilyn Lill (Lilium)
Rosemary Little Jeffares (Quince Flowers)
Exhibition Programs & Events
Thursday April 26, 6:30 pm
Be the first to see the floral creations! Join us for a champagne and oyster reception featuring live music and gourmet food by Chef Jamie Kennedy.
Sunday April 29, 3 – 4:30 pm
Spring Planters with Michael Renaud
Creating a fabulous outdoor display can transform any home or garden. Learn how professional floral designers create beautiful spring planters with acclaimed horticultural designer, Michael Renaud.
Sunday April 29, 1 – 4 pm
Kids Spring Awakening Workshop
Spring has sprung at the Gardiner museum! See the spectacular fresh floral creations exhibited on all three floors and join us in the lobby for a crafting bonanza! Bring your imagination and creativity and paint your very own clay pot. At the end of the session take your pot home with some seeds and create your own little garden.
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