Front Yard Gardening
Friday, October 25, 2013
Ruth Bancroft Horticultural Series
This event will take place at the Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lectures
Garden Tours and Reception to follow.
**Early-bird pricing through October 7, 2013**
$65 Members of the Garden Conservancy, the Ruth Bancroft Garden, the Gardens at Heather Farm, and the Pacific Horticulture Society
$80 General admission
After October 7, 2013:
$85 Members of the Garden Conservancy, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, the Gardens at Heather Farm, and the Pacific Horticulture Society
$100 General admission
Find more information and register here.
One of the latest trends in gardening is creating exciting landscapes in the front yard. No need to limit your imagination to the backyard any more, with just the boring bare minimum parked out front—a patch of lawn, a row of shrubbery. You can have plenty of fun between the stoop and the street. Borders filled with perennials, annuals, and shrubs; habitats for butterflies and birds; even edibles. Not only will you enjoy the view, but so will your neighbors, and you’ll amp up the beauty and plant diversity of your community. Talk about curb appeal!
Our speakers include a lively mix of writers, designers, and garden experts.
Gordon Hayward: garden designer, author and editor. His outstanding personal garden has been a longtime favorite in the Garden Conservancy’s popular Open Days program.
Evelyn Hadden: Award-winning writer, founder of the LessLawn website and author, Beautiful No-Mow Yards.
John Greenlee: Acclaimed guru of grasses, writer, and garden designer.
Ivette Soler: Garden designer and author of The Edible Front Yard: .
Vera Gates: Pprincipal of San Francisco-based Arterra Landscape Architects.
Come join us for a day of lectures, lunch, and book signings! Optional garden tours and reception will fill out the day. Find more information and register here.
A Ruth Bancroft Horticultural Seminar, presented by the Garden Conservancy and the Ruth Bancroft Garden, and co-sponsored by the Gardens at Heather Farm, the Pacific Horticulture Society and Timber Press.