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March 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


The New Naturalism in Garden Design (Online)

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In this era of purposeful and thoughtful gardening, planting is a powerful verb. Planting gardens inspired by nature promotes authentic connections with land, environment and humanity. Why not make a garden that works and looks good doing it? Landscapes at home and in the public realm can be beautiful and ecologically functional if we deepen our understanding of plants and place. In this lecture especially tailored to garden enthusiasts with eye-catching examples for every garden, plantsman and author Kelly D. Norris challenges audiences to plant the world a more beautiful, functional place.

This program is part of our Winter Lecture Series and takes place online Saturday, March 12

About the Instructor:
Kelly D. Norris is one of the leading horticulturists of his generation. An award-winning author and plantsman, Kelly’s work in gardens has been featured in The New York Times, Organic Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Fine Gardening, and Garden Design and in numerous local and regional media appearances. His passion for planting at the intersections of horticulture and ecology has culminated in the book New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden which debuted in 2021. Kelly also presents plants for Cottage Farms Direct on QVC and lectures widely to consumer and industry audiences.

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