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Dogscaping: Creating a Pet Friendly Garden

February 1 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dogscaping: Creating a Pet Friendly Garden 
UDBG’s Winter Lecture series: Garden Guests – the Invited and Uninvited

Vincent Simeone, author and director at Planting Fields Arboretum in New York

UDBG Friends Members:  $10;  Nonmembers: $15      (Held via Zoom)

Registration is required for this event. To register and pay via credit card, please use our online form. You will be sent zoom link close to the class time. Be sure to download the Zoom app.


Dog outside HouseOur pets are an integral part of our everyday lives and family. It can be a challenge for gardeners to balance a healthy, safe and beautiful garden with the needs of their pets. This lecture will focus on how to make your garden safe and enjoyable for both your dogs (and cats) and their human companions. Helpful ideas will be presented such as using safe, durable surfaces and materials, reducing landscape wear and tear, avoiding toxic plants, using containers effectively and even growing fruits, vegetables and herbs that can be used as edible treats for your pets.


Vinnie SimeoneVincent Simeone has worked in the horticultural field for over 30 years. He received his BS in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Georgia, studying under Drs. Michael Dirr and Allan Armitage. Vincent has specialized expertise in woody plants and is an experienced lecturer throughout the country. For the past 26 years, Vincent has worked in public horticulture at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York where he is the Director. He has published five books: Grow More With Less: Sustainable Garden Methods, Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Great Flowering Landscape Trees, The Wonders of the Winter Landscape, and Great Landscape Evergreens. Vincent’s book on garden sustainability was revised and has been in bookstores since March 2021. It is entitled Sustainable Gardening: Grow a “Greener” Low-Maintenance Landscape with Fewer Resources.



February 1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm