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April 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Tidy Gardens for All to Enjoy

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Address neighborhood expectations about tidiness, property values, and aesthetics without giving up the goal of gardening ecologically with nature in mind. Devise a plan for planting and maintaining the most visible or prominent areas of your yard. Kathy Elliot will discuss “cues for care” that just may convince the whole neighborhood you are on to something.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Saturday, April 1, 2023

About the Instructor:
Kathy Elliot works as an Educator at Mt. Cuba Center. She has bachelor’s degrees in PlantScience and English from the University of Delaware and earned a Certificate of Merit in
Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens. She worked for fifteen years at a family-owned,
plant-focused garden center in south-central Pennsylvania, where she multi-tasked between
landscape design and garden center management..

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