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An Evening with Fergus Garrett: How Flower Gardens Can Support Threatened Species
Thursday, August 24,
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Join us for a special evening with Fergus Garrett, one of the most influential garden designers of our time. In this illustrated talk, Fergus will reveal how flower gardens can support some of our most threatened species, with special focus on the gardens of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust in East Sussex, England. Great Dixter recently ranked amongst the 30 most diverse places in the United Kingdom, richer in biodiversity than all the surrounding countryside — a staggering achievement resulting from the dynamic nature of the garden, chemical-free gardening practices, and the integration of natives with exotics, among other factors. Fergus will share how Great Dixter relates to other gardens and public spaces, and provide examples that just might inspire you to create a biodiverse sanctuary in your own outdoor space.
7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall at the Dublin School. The talk will end at 8 p.m., with time afterward for questions. Note the new location! The Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall is Number 15 on this campus map. Space is limited, and registration is required.
For more information, including questions about accessibility, contact Susie Spikol.