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Gardens and Tonic: Spirit of Place
Thursday, December 17, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In addressing these topics in a slide presentation based on his new book, Spirit of Place, Bill Noble—a lifelong gardener, the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy—helps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont.
Noble reveals that a garden is never created in a vacuum but is rather the outcome of an individual’s personal vision combined with historical and cultural forces of place. He speaks to the guiding principles that have shaped the making of the garden, and will lead us through a tour of colorful perennial borders as well as its quiet nooks of greenery and refuge. His talk will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit. It will be followed with a Q&A session.
Gardens and Tonic is a series of virtual webinars with horticulture professionals. Grab your favorite beverage and join Julie Jenney from the Scott Arboretum and a featured horticulture professional for plant-related topics, adventures, and stories–as well as design-focused talks on private and public gardens. Time will be set aside to answer your questions.
Registration required. For more information, please call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025 or visit scottarboretum.org.