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Garden Design: Final Plan to Fruition

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Whether you’re working on a new garden design or revising an existing one, this class at the Gardens will address both the large-scale process and the detailed specifics of design. After a brief recap of the design process to ensure comprehension and strengthen the core intent of our designs, we’ll address how to merge the layers of design details, ensuring legibility is maintained. Through a collaborative workshop, students will present their design projects, exchange constructive feedback, and discuss the means for making the design come to fruition. As the series final installment, students should come prepared with a design project they’ve been working on, no matter the stage. Upon registration, students will receive a list of supplies needed.

Class Level: Intermediate


Instructor Bios:

Cheryl Salatino has been the principal designer and owner of Dancing Shadows Garden Design since 2002, a residential garden design and services firm recently transplanted from Massachusetts to Maine. Cheryl received her certificate in landscape design from the Radcliffe Seminars Landscape Design Program at Harvard University and an Advanced Certificate in Horticulture and Design from Native Plant Trust. Serving for several years as Chair of the Master Certificate in Horticulture (MCH) Board for Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, Cheryl was honored with the President’s Award for her contribution to furthering education within the green industry. Cheryl teaches landscape design for students at the Native Plant Trust and presents a plethora of lectures to garden clubs throughout New England.

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.



April 27
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$60 – $75
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States