Breaking the Rules: Ecological Landscape Design & Traditional Methods

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The Hill School

130 S. Madison Street

Middleburg, VA 20117

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A free lecture at The Hill School's Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center by award-winning ecological landscape designer Larry Weaner.

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USING NATIVE PLANTS requires more than simply expanding the conventional design palette. Based on observation of how native plants develop in nature, new design, implementation, and management techniques emerge, many of which are diametrically opposed to traditional horticultural practice. This presentation examines how alternative approaches on everything from selecting, arranging, and spacing plants to the simple act of weeding can yield more easily maintained landscapes that express the beauty and ecological richness of our native landscapes.

LARRY WEANER founded Larry Weaner Landscape Associates in 1982, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science, and the traditions of garden design. His design and restoration work spans more than ten states and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, American Gardener, Wildflower Magazine, and ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog. In 1990, Larry developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), a conference and workshop series dedicated to advancing the art and science of natural landscape design.Larry has received numerous awards for his work and recently authored Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change with Tom Christopher (Timber Press, 2016). Their book received a 2017 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society.

THE LECTURE WILL BEGIN at 5:45 p.m., but participants are welcome to join us at 5:00 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception preceding the talk. This event is co-sponsored by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and the Middleburg Forum.

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Middleburg, VA 20117

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