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Garden Groundcovers: Plants and Uses

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groundcover plants combine beautiful form and function, supporting healthy soils and providing texture and color to any garden. In this class, you’ll learn from staff Horticulturalist Jen Dunlap about the wide variety of groundcovers, especially those indigenous to the Northeast. We’ll uncover their economic and ecological benefits, such as a solution to replace the need for any other kind of mulch. 


Instructor Biography:

Jen Dunlap is a Horticulture Program Manager at the Gardens, whose designs and horticulture practices are centered around ecological principles. such as the gardens she designed at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, including the front entrance gardens of the visitor center and the pond gardens. In the Alfond Children’s Garden, Jen designs and manages the garden beds’ plant selection, container gardens, and vertical gardens that are rich in color, texture, and forms. Raising two young children alongside a bountiful herb and vegetable garden, Jen finds the balance between organized chaos and small muddy footprints.



August 9
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$28 – $36
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Jen Dunlap