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May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Sip and Stroll: A Discussion of Design

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With a signature cocktail in hand, join professional horticulturist Duncan Himmelman for an evening garden tour highlighting design ideas and plant combinations that participants will be inspired to imitate at home. Learn how to seamlessly integrate plant layers, from ground cover to canopy, in both formal and naturalistic landscape settings. Leave with a keen sense of how design informs the experience of strolling a garden. Signature cocktails prepared by mixologist Diane Keesee, who uses foraged ingredients from common local plants for a new twist in mixology. (Ages 21 and over).

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Friday, May 5, 2023.

About the Instructors:
Duncan Himmelman, PhD, is the former Education Manager at Mt. Cuba Center. He earned his doctorate in Ornamental Horticulture at Cornell University, taught college for 24 years, and has contributed to a number of horticultural publications.

Diane Keesee has a passion for creating interesting signature cocktails, spirit infusions, shrubs, and bitters, using unique seasonal ingredients. She has been involved in hospitality management and the beverage industry for more than 20 years, including having worked for Greenville Country Club and Vicmead Hunt Club.

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