Lectures

January

This year's series spans styles and settings to showcase the distinctive home gardens of three celebrated gardeners, designers, and plantsmen — Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman, and Sean Hogan. Whether a private retreat, a romantic dreamscape or a plant collector's paradise, more...
203GAR801A 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
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Hogan
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Deborah Nevins is one of the world's most sought-after landscape designers—creating ambitious, innovative projects for high-profile clients worldwide—yet her own, understated two-acre space on Long Island's East End is intimate and contemplative. The house and gardens were built to maximize more...
203GAR801B 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
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February

How do you decide which plant species work best on a tough site? Which should be removed, which contained, which cultivated? Drawing on her experience turning once-feral urban landscapes such as Governors Island and the High Line into thriving natural more...
203LAN265E 02/18 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Pettis
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Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris—and designer of this year's Orchid Show—creates transformative floral installations that are destinations in themselves. Leatham's glittering celebrity portfolio includes Cher, Dolly, Oprah, and the Kardashians. His floral more...
203FDN928 02/20 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Leatham
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Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and " the Bonnie and Clyde of more...
203GAR801C 02/27 Th 10:00am-11:30am Bannerman
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Englishman Russell Page (1906-1985) - 'the most famous garden designer you've never heard of' - was a visionary master who drew inspiration from historic English, European, and Arabian garden styles. The great majority of his projects were closely-guarded secrets of more...
203LAN812 02/28 Fr 11:00am-12:30pm Woodward
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March

James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in western Jersey. Faced with heavy clay, standing water, and a derelict woodland setting, he didn't mulch or amend the soil or spray herbicide. Instead, he planted right into the existing more...
203LAN265F 03/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Golden
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Plantsman extraordinaire Sean Hogan has nurtured a thriving horticulture community in the Pacific Northwest, altering that region's perspective about plants, as well as long-held ideas across the U.S. and Europe. Hogan's former home-a "garden with house attached" squeezed onto a more...
203GAR801D 03/26 Th 10:00am-11:30am Hogan
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