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Pittsburgh, PA: Claudia West

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens One Schenley Park Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA (map)

Wild and Neat: The Solution to Successful Stormwater Management Planting

Our planet is rapidly losing its foundation of life — the very plants that sustain us and most other creatures on earth. We know that planting more native plants in our gardens is an important part of the solution. However, many native plant gardens that focus on ecological benefits (such as stormwater management) often suffer for aesthetic challenges and fail to inspire the public. Great planting design is an essential part of the solution. Join us as we 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 while capturing stormwater! 

$10 admission includes refreshments and a free plant for all attendees courtesy of Izel Plants. Claudia West is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World (Timber Press, 2015).  Books will be available for purchase and time will be given after the presentation for book signing by Claudia. Native plant and stormwater management technology vendors will also be on hand to discuss solutions one-on-one. This talk is recommended for homeowners, master gardeners, students, and landcare and stormwater management professionals.

Earlier Event: September 19
Austin, TX: Thomas Rainer
Later Event: September 25
Pittsburgh, PA: Claudia West