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The Living Landscape with Rick Darke

  • Hosted in a Private Garden Siasconset, MA, 02564 United States (map)

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Join acclaimed landscaping consultant and renowned author Rick Darke for an intimate workshop on the Living Landscape, and view a truly one-of-its-kind landscape design on Nantucket.  Drawing on his vast experience as a botanist, designer, and consultant, Rick will inspire and educate, discussing sustainable design concepts and planning, plant communities, and observational technique during this innovative outdoor seminar.

Hosted in a private garden in 'Sconset. Participants will be emailed venue information.

About Rick Darke:
A nationally acclaimed landscape designer, consultant and author, Rick Darke's work is grounded in an observational ethic and is devoted to the design and stewardship of living landscapes. With a vision that blends art, ecology, and cultural geography, Darke's projects include parks, scenic byways, transportation corridors, corporate and collegiate campuses, conservation developments, post industrial brownfields, botanic gardens and residential landscapes. His latest book, Gardens of the High Line, due out in June, is a collaboration with one of world's most innovative garden designers and a leading exponent of naturalistic planting, Piet Oudolf.

Darke has studied and photographed North American plants in diverse habitats for nearly 40 years, and this experience is reflected in his articles and books including The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest and The Living Landscape: Desigining for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden (co-authored with Doug Tallamy). A broadly knowledgeable botanist and horticulturist, Darke has traveled extensively in both hemispheres exploring diverse ecologies and cultural landscapes in search of ideas to enrich the global garden.