Larry Weaner’s Revolutionary Landscapes: A Lecture and Book-Signing on September 29 @ The Gardens
Co-Presented by The Garden Conservancy and The Gardens at Heather Farm
This fall, The Gardens at Heather Farm is partnering with The Garden Conservancy (www.gardenconservancy.org) to bring celebrated landscape designer, author and horticultural icon, Larry Weaner, to Walnut Creek to share his insights on how to change your garden — and the environment — for the better. On Thursday, September 29th, the program will feature a lecture by Mr. Weaner, followed by a special reception and signing of his new book Garden Revolution (May 2016, Timber Press).
A successful garden is rewarding, stimulating, and environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, traditional gardening practices don’t often deliver on that promise. Not only are these outdated methods resource- and time-consuming, they result in gardens that are weedy, labor-intensive, and at odds with wildlife and local ecosystems. For decades, Larry Weaner has been at the forefront of ecological landscape design. By understanding the ecological processes of change in our native landscapes and incorporating them into our designs, we can create beautiful, dynamic landscapes that require less labor and are more aesthetically rewarding and environmentally sound. Larry Weaner’s ideas apply in any climate and will change the way you think about what a garden should do and be. Forget about nonstop weeding, fertilizing, and watering. It’s time for a garden revolution.
Famous for his meadows, Larry Weaner is a leading figure in North American landscape design. He is the founder of the educational program series New Directions in the American Landscape, and his firm Larry Weaner Landscape Associates is known for combining ecological restoration with traditions of fine garden design. He has received the top three design awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Learn more at http://lweanerassociates.com/.
Larry Weaner’s Revolutionary Landscapes
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
@ The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, 94598
Lecture at 7pm, book-signing and reception at 8pm
$25 General Public / $20 Members of The Gardens at Heather Farm