June 18, 2013
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Cottage garden plantings by Amy Ziffer

Cottage garden by Amy Ziffer

Please note: This program is sold out. We hope you’ll check the calendar for other programs you might want to attend. 

Exuberant, colorful and adaptable, the cottage garden style is suitable for almost any property.  But how do you make and maintain one?  In this richly illustrated presentation, Amy shares practical advice on everything from planning and design to ongoing care.  She focuses on what makes a cottage garden and how to adapt a style we associate with the English gardening tradition to our more challenging climate and environment.

Amy Ziffer has been helping clients in western Connecticut achieve beautiful gardens since 1998.  She has created many kinds of gardens for sun and shade and has a wide-ranging knowledge of woody, perennial and annual plants.  Formerly a staff editor for Fine Gardening magazine, she has also worked as a freelance writer and photographer.  Her gardening articles and photographs have appeared in Reader’s Digest books and magazines such as Yankee, Fine Gardening and Horticulture.  She frequently lectures and teaches about garden subjects in New England and the lower Hudson Valley.

Where:   Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:      $35 members, $42 nonmembers (pre-registration requested)