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Finishing Touches: Garden Design Detail

June 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker Cole Burrell

Finishing Touches: The Power of Details in Garden Design

Award-winning Author, Landscape Designer, Naturalist, Birder Cole Burrell

UDBG Friends Members: FREE;   Nonmembers: $15
This class will be held via ZOOM.  Ever wonder why some gardens make your heart sing? Chances are you are responding to details. All gardens have well defined spaces and good planting — great gardens stand out because of details. From paving patterns to stonework, fencing, containers and sculpture, the details in both functional and artistic elements make a garden personal and magical. This lecture celebrates spaces of various sizes that combine form, color and texture in hardscape and plants to fashion memorable places.

C. Colston Burrell is an acclaimed lecturer, garden designer, award-winning author and photographer. A certified chlorophyll addict, Cole is an avid and lifelong plantsman, gardener and naturalist. A popular lecturer internationally, he has shared his encyclopedic knowledge of plants and abiding respect for regional landscapes with audiences for 35 years. Cole has authored many books: Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide, Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials, A Gardener’s Encyclopedia of Wildflowers, among others. He has worked as curator at the US National Arboretum and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and holds graduate degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture. Cole is a lecturer in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he teaches about plants and their ecological connections to natural systems and cultural landscapes.

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; be sure to download Zoom app.


June 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm