Georgia Perennial Plant Association: Tom Smarr, The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands is a major addition to Louisville, Kentucky’s parks system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, an urban trail system, and a water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. While preserving a vanishing landscape, 21st Century Parks is employing top designers to express a contemporary and futuristic definition of beauty and function in the Floyds Fork corridor. As part of an ongoing series of Georgia Perennial Plant Association talks, guests can learn about this public/private project that is unique in the region, a city-shaping model.

Tom Smarr has two decades of experience in horticulture, botanic gardens, conservation, and organic landscaping. Before recently joining 21st Century Parks in Louisville, his most notable work was at the High Line in New York City as the Director of Horticulture. He is committed to the preservation of our cultural landscapes through sensible design, horticulture practices, and public education. 

Free, reservations are not required. Event starts at 7:00 pm with sign-in, light refreshments and a chance to mingle with fellow garden enthusiasts and Georgia Perennial Plant Association members. Speakers begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please call 240.505.0598.