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New Orleans, LA: Claudia West & Thomas Rainer

  • Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park 1 Victory Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70124 United States (map)


About this Event

The New Orleans Botanical Garden and The Native Plant Initiative present a lecture and workshop by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, the co-authors of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World.

Lecture with Thomas Rainer

Learn how to create beautiful, lush, ecologically functional plantings for green infrastructure, public plantings, and residential gardens. based on native plant communities. This lecture will focus on rebuilding biodiversity in New Orleans urban landscapes and gardens.

Self reporting CEU's for Landscape Architects, Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists

Hands-on design workshop with Claudia West

After the lecture, join leading plantswoman Claudia West for a hands-on design workshop to learn how to translate ecological principles of wild plant communities into planting design tools that will help you create better planting. Learn why so many rain gardens, meadows, and ecological plantings fail. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the science behind stable and lasting plant combinations. You will learn the skill of creating plant communities in hands-on design exercises. Workshop is limited to 25 participants.

If you sign up for this workshop, the lecture is mandatory and included in the workshop price.

9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Lecture

10:30 a.m. Q & A and Book Signing

11:30 a.m. Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. Workshop Part 1

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Workshop Part 2

Self reporting CEU’s for Landscape Architects, Master Gardeners, and Master Naturalists.

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Earlier Event: January 18
London, England: Thomas Rainer