Leading a “Garden Revolution” from Your Own Backyard

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Leading a “Garden Revolution” from Your Own Backyard

Time: September 29, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: The Gardens at Heather Farm
Street: 1540 Marchbanks Drive
City/Town: Walnut Creek
Website or Map: http://gardenshf.org
Phone: 925-947-1678
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Rebecca Flanegan
Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2016

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This fall, The Gardens at Heather Farm is partnering with The Garden Conservancy to bring celebrated landscape designer, author and horticultural icon, Larry Weaner, to Walnut Creek to share his insights on how to change your garden -- and the environment -- for the better. On Thursday, September 29th, the program will feature a lecture by Mr. Weaner, followed by a special reception and signing of his new book Garden Revolution (May 2016, Timber Press).

A successful garden is rewarding, stimulating, and environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, traditional gardening practices don’t often deliver on that promise. Not only are these outdated methods resource- and time-consuming, they result in gardens that are weedy, labor-intensive, and at odds with wildlife and local ecosystems. For decades, Larry Weaner has been at the forefront of ecological landscape design. By understanding the ecological processes of change in our native landscapes and incorporating them into our designs, we can create beautiful, dynamic landscapes that require less labor and are more aesthetically rewarding and environmentally sound. Larry Weaner’s ideas apply in any climate and will change the way you think about what a garden should do and be. Forget about nonstop weeding, fertilizing, and watering. It’s time for a garden revolution.


Famous for his meadows, Larry Weaner is a leading figure in North American landscape design. He is the founder of the educational program series New Directions in the American Landscape, and his firm Larry Weaner Landscape Associates is known for combining ecological restoration with traditions of fine garden design. He has received the top three design awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. 

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