A one-day symposium sponsored by Longwood Gardens, Scott Arboretum, Hardy Plant Society, Chanticleer, and PHS. Open to the public.
For the past five years, Lisa has been developing the Chanticleer Gravel Garden, a gently sloping, well-drained, south-facing site. She will discuss how form, texture, color and rhythm are carefully considered in the garden, which is planted with a mix of fine-textured grasses, gray-leafed Mediterranean plants, hardy succulents, annuals grown from seed and perennials. Lisa will also cover the importance of editing constantly to tame plants that seed in enthusiastically, and techniques of using photography to inform her design decisions.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand how photography can guide design decisions.
2. Learn the design properties for a south-facing slope.
3. Understand maintenance requirements for long term when palette contains grasses and other perennials that readily self-seed.
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education