August 28, 2013
8:45 amto4:00 pm

Flower Garden Drive,
Longwood Gardens

Court of the Orangerie, Versailles
Garden-design history will be
one aspect of this workshop.

One of the best parts of making a garden is coming up with the design and picking plants, but sometimes design can be overwhelming, especially if you are staring at a blank canvas. At other times, you might want to make a change to a landscape but just don’t know which direction to take.  In this day-long session at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Director of Horticulture Rodney Eason will combine instruction with hands-on design. He’ll walk you through the design process to overcome any hesitations you might have.

Instruction time will cover the fundamentals of garden design, a brief overview of the history of garden design, and ways to apply these elements to a modern landscape.  Rodney will illustrate many of his points with stunning slides. Hands-on activities will include site analysis, developing a design program statement, and plant selection. After each participant works on several designs, there will be an in-class critique.

Rodney Eason joined the Gardens staff in 2012 as director of horticulture and plant curator. He spent the previous eight years at Longwood Gardens, overseeing their display gardens. He holds a master’s degree in public horticulture from the Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware and a bachelor of landscape architecture degree from North Carolina State University.

Where:    Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:      $70 members, $85 nonmembers (preregistration required)

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