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“The Wild Garden Designed”View Flyer
Registration Opens November 7, 2018 | Berula Room, Longwood Gardens
The notion of a wild garden carries an array of interpretations and emotions. These gardens can be beautiful, romantic places worthy of study and exploration. Creating such places requires understanding their state of succession and the cultural landscape in which they belong. Utilize an understanding of individual plant morphology to create a thriving landscape. Looking at cultural, spontaneous, regional, and designed landscapes can help us learn how we might consider programming a garden for beauty and success.

90 min lecture with Q&A – “The Wild Garden Designed”
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Ecological Landscape Alliance 25th Annual Conference
We’ll look at the regional and cultural landscapes that inform how Donald Pell thinks about composing beautiful plantings. Space, better realized with native and cosmopolitan plants can bring us a dynamic life experience achieved by developing an understanding of their adaptive strategies and how we help bring about thriving plant communities.

Past Events

Outside Lies MagicEmbracing the regional landscapeView Flyer
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm | South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue Bethany Beach, DE
An artist who works with perennial plants, Donald Pell calls his gardens “impressionistic models of regional landscapes.” Understanding the biology of specific plants and how they integrate into any given landscape is the key to programming these gardens. He will discuss how cool- and warm-season plants are selected to stabilize soils and create desirable compositions.

Outside Lies MagicOutside Lies Magic: Gardens Inspired By A Romantic LandscapeView Flyer
February 24, 2016 (Wednesday) at 7:15pm at Main Line School Night’s Creutzburg Center | 260 Gulph Creek Rd, Radnor, PA 19087
We’ll look at images that inspire garden designer Donald Pell in his search for places and moments that awaken a visceral experience, and inform us how we might actually go about building a garden that allows for this. We’ll discuss programs to develop thriving and sustainable gardens and look at remarkable plants that are functional and beautiful.