GPPA Lecture: Claudia West, Designed Plant Communities

GPPA Lecture: Claudia West, Designed Plant Communities

The foundation of healthy ecosystems, plants bring beauty and joy to our lives. The secret to great planting lies in understanding how plants grow in the wild. This talk explores the fundamental principles of wild plant communities and translates them into powerful design and management strategies. Claudia will present spectacular perennials and grasses, explaining how to use them in stable and layered combinations that increase the ornamental, functional, and ecological value of your landscape.

North Creek Nurseries is a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, PA. Claudia holds a Master's Degree of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In her current role, Claudia works closely with ecological design and restoration professional, offering consultation services from initial project planning stages to adaptive management strategies after project completion. Her work is centered on the development of stable, layered planting designs and the desire to bring American native plants back into our landscape. Together with co-author Thomas Rainer she published a new approach to ecological planting design in their award-winning book, Planting in a Post-Wild World (Timber Press, 2015). 

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. Lectures begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please call 240.505.0598.

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