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Winter Program 2024 - ‘The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer’ with Bill Thomas
Sunday, January 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
Category: Programs

Join us at the 2024 HPSO Winter Program!

‘The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer’ with Bill Thomas, Executive Director at Chanticleer Foundation

Sunday, January 21st, 2024 | 1 PM PST | Zoom Program
Member tickets plus one guest, $10
Non-members, $20

Get your ticket(s) here!

Join Chanticleer's Executive Director and Head Gardener Bill Thomas for a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at what the Washington Post calls “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America.”  Chanticleer is known for residential-scale plant combinations featuring foliage textures and colors, a wide variety of containers, and imaginative homemade furniture. The former Rosengarten estate aims to be visually exciting, educational, fun, and an attractive demonstration garden using ecological principles. Bill will offer insights on what inspires this special place, including early results from its multi-year biodiversity study.

About Bill

Bill arrived at the 50-acre pleasure garden Chanticleer on April Fools’ Day, 2003. Previously, he was at Longwood Gardens for 26 years, the last five in Research and Production and the prior 21 in Education. Bill leads the talented and creative Chanticleer staff in its continued development of the young garden, now in its 30th year. He emphasizes an environmentally sensitive and multi-century approach to the property and is unifying the former estate into one cohesive garden. The staff and he co-authored The Art of Gardening (Timber Press), recipient of the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award. Bill holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received the Scott Medal and Award in 2017 and the AHS Professional Award in 2016.
A recording of the presentation will be available to all registrants for two weeks.