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Garden Design: A New England Lens
March 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Geography and cultural history are pertinent factors when making garden design decisions, particularly in New England’s unique and diverse landscapes, from river valleys to rolling fields to narrow, rocky corridors. In this online class, students will learn how to establish a sense of place and belonging, wherever their prospective garden is to be located. No matter what cultural elements and influences you want to incorporate, this class will help you get creative while staying true to a sense of place.
Irene Brady Barber pursues her passion for connecting people to plants as a horticulturist, landscape designer, and Registered Horticultural Therapist, and manages the Adult Education Program and the Horticultural Therapy Program for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. Upon completing degrees in human behavior and plant and soil sciences, in 2007 Irene began designing landscapes professionally for clients in her business, Greenscapes Design, LLC. A lifetime student, Irene appreciates learning from people and nature as well as research’s endless discoveries.