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Wayne, PA: Claudia West

  • Radnor Memorial Library, Winsor Room 167 W. Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087 USA (map)

WILD AND NEAT: Bridging the Gap between Great Garden Design and Ecology 

Our planet is rapidly losing its foundation of life— the very plants that sustain us and most other creatures on earth. We know planting more native plants in our gardens is an important part of the solution. However, many native plant gardens that focus on ecological bene ts often suffer for aesthetic challenges and fail to inspire. Great planting design is an essential part of the solution. Join us as we dig deeper into inspiring design principles derived from wild plant communities that resonate deeply within us and trigger stunning emotional responses. We will analyze archetypal landscapes and translate their principles into smaller garden spaces to help you create the native plant oasis of your dreams that will blow you away with stunning beauty!

Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging eld of ecological planting design. She has worked on all sides of the green industry—as a designer, a grower, installer, and land manager—grounding her innovative work in pragmatic solutions that address the realities of our urbanizing world. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World.

Lecture sponsored by Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden. Free and open to the public.
No registration required. 

For further information, call the library at 610-687-1124 or visit the website at 

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