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NC Botanical Garden – Designing with Native Plants: A Naturalistic Approach
April 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture Series:
Designing with Native Plants: A Naturalistic Approach
Lisa Wagner, Plant Ecologist
Sunday, April 2; 2:30 p.m.
Using nature as inspiration for creating naturalistic gardens is key to creating sustainable and enjoyable gardens with native plants. Naturalistic landscapes are both pleasing, as conventional gardens become more reflective of natural gardens, but also ecologically balanced, providing sustenance for you, and for fellow inhabitants of your site.
Lisa Wagner served as Director of Education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University for over 2 decades. She does frequent presentations and classes on topics including gardening for nature, creating a native woodland garden, and native plants for pollinators. A plant ecologist by background (Ph.D. in Botany, UC Berkeley), she’s involved with neighborhood greening efforts, sustainable gardening, and naturalistic garden design. Her blog, Natural Gardening, reflects her observations about gardening and the natural world. Free. Preregistration Required.