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Garden Stories: "An Australian Perspective on Creating Beautiful Dry Gardens"
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Events

What holds us back from having better gardens? Is it our increasingly harsh climate, a lack of appropriate plants, or our own prejudices? We have created a paradigm over several generations about what a garden should’ look like, what a beautiful’ plant is, and is not. Changing our prejudices can be difficult, but it makes us better gardeners.  

Join Simon in taking a look at plant selection and design with an Australian plantsmans critical eye.

Simon Rickard

Simon Rickard is a gardener and plantsman. He was head gardener at the Diggers Club until 2009, overseeing one of Australia’s best-known gardens - coincidentally called Heronswood (since 1871) - and its sister garden, the Garden of St Erth. Simon ran a market garden until 2012, growing bespoke produce for a restaurant. These days, he runs a garden design, consultancy and coaching service. Simon leads international garden tours for Abercromie & Kent and Botanica World Discoveries, and he delivers lectures and workshops for international audiences for the Australian Landscape Conference. Simon has written two books, The New Ornamental Garden (2011) and Heirloom Vegetables - a guide to their history and varieties (2014).

Somehow, Simon finds time to lead a parallel life as a musician, specialising in historical bassoons.

This is a Zoom presentation.  Price is $5 for members; $10 for non-members

HPSO programs are recorded and available for two weeks following the original presentation to all those who register for the programs.

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