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September 2018 Meeting Information

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Tony Spencer will be speaking about "Wild-ish at Heart: the DIY Naturalized Garden".

A writer by profession and planting designer by passion, Tony Spencer is the creative force behind The New Perennialist, an award-winning blog exploring the frontiers of naturalistic garden design. Deeply inspired by the work of Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf and others, Tony is a puckish ringleader in social media helping to capture the zeitgeist for a growing international and intergenerational community of plantspeople. He’s currently at work on experimental planting design projects at his country property in the rolling hills of Mono, Ontario.

This talk will be an introduction to the ethos, aesthetics, and ecological tenets of the New Perennial Movement in terms of naturalistic planting design along with an overview of some key principles: layering, matrix planting, intermingling etc., and how to achieve that in your own garden.


The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., refreshments are available at 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will also feature our final flower show of 2018.