Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Garden Sanctuary Workshop

Find ways to create peaceful, restorative spaces where you can breathe deep and reconnect with nature to find balance and serenity with scented herbs and flowers, lush foliage, and healing sounds. Make your own temple of beauty so you have a place to sit or work and learn how to dig deeper into your garden's potential no matter how small your property or budget. Plants with healing properties, water features of all sizes, comfortable furniture that withstands the elements, wind chimes, art forms, and ways to build enclosure and privacy are just some of the topics we’ll talk about. The yoga class that precedes the workshop will focus on strength building poses to get you ready for the season. Join me for a small reception after the slide talk and take a look at my garden photos in the studio gallery (up through early May). Free

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Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Color Year Round

Beat the winter blahs and learn to design with a range of color - we’ll look at spring flowering bulbs, dahlias, zinnias, and more. From smoky purple to chartreuse, electric blues and pinks, and Living Coral, the 2019 Color of the Year, we’ll look at all parts of a plant including stems, fruits, branches, and bark which can enhance winter gardens, talk about good color combinations, and review strategies for succession planting so your landscape offers visual interest through the seasons. Fee $15

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Chelsea Flower Show

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Ever wanted to attend the world’s most famous flower show? The RHS Chelsea Show is a 5-day extravaganza held every May in London with flawless exhibits by the world’s top designers. I’ll share tips about ticket buying, what to see, and share highlights of the 2018 event. Even if a trip is unlikely you can immerse yourself in this slide show of rich floral tapestries and beautiful outdoor rooms and get ideas for how you can bring a little English style to your Vermont garden. Class limited to 30. Fee $20

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Garden 101: Perennials

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Want to spruce up your gardens but need some help? We’ll cover the basics for both shade and sun perennials and give ideas about how you can successfully combine plants for maximum impact, highlight award-winners, and consider foliage and flowers. Some garden experience helpful but not required. Handouts included; please bring a notebook. This is a two-part class that runs on Wednesday, March 20 and on March 27. $45

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Hidcote Manor and Gardens of the Cotswolds

A Taylor Lecture sponsored by the Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club

Join us for a slide show and talk about Hidcote Manor, a masterpiece of Arts and Crafts gardening in rural Gloucestershire in the British Cotswolds - an area protected by Parliment as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Characterized by hedged rooms, stunning vistas, and lavish plantings, Hidcote was developed by Major Lawrence Johnston, an American of legendary vision, plantsmanship, and generosity. An avid plant-hunter, Johnston searched the world for unusual and exotic plants to fill his garden. By the time he gave it to the National Trust in 1948 it had become one of England’s most important gardens and remains so today. Come hear the story of this fascinating estate and see other notable gardens around the region from my 2018 road trip.

Fee $5 GMC members; $8 non-members, kids under 12 free. Buy tickets at the door. Proceeds support the Burlington section and the Green Mountain Club’s education programs.

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