UDBG Spring Plant Sale Events

February 16, 2012 under CANR News

Spring is coming and so is the 20th Annual UD Botanic Gardens Benefit Spring Plant Sale. Be sure to register for some of the exciting events leading up to the sale.

Registration is required for all events; please email botanicgardens@udel.edu or phone 302-831-2531.  Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark, DE 19716.  Events held in the Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted.

Plant Sale Highlights Lecture by Dr. John Frett
Wednesday, March 14, 7-9 pm

UDBG Director and Professor Dr. John Frett will show images of many of the shrubs, tree, conifers, and perennials offered at the 2012 Spring Plant Sale. Catalogs will have been mailed by this date. If you wish to be on the catalog list, please email mzoehrer@udel.edu. Refreshments served.

Members: FREE Nonmembers: $10

Guided Walk of 2012 Plant Sale Highlights by Dr. John Frett
Wednesday and Thursday, April 4 & 5, 4-5:30 pm

UDBG Director and Professor Dr. John Frett will lead a guided walk through UDBG of plants offered in the plant sale, and if there’s time, preview containerized plants.

Min: 10 people; Max: 25 people. Please choose which date upon registration.
Members: $5 Nonmembers: $10
Location: Meet at Fischer Greenhouse

Lecture “Design for the Nature of Today’s Gardens” by Rick Darke
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 pm

There has never been a more interesting or exciting time to be involved in the design of outdoor spaces. Trends and fashions come and go in landscape design, mostly with an emphasis on the aesthetics and style, but recently there has been a sea change in how we approach our green spaces. This new trend embraces the dynamic nature of living landscapes and identifies conservation, functionality, and viability as primary goals. Although the constant flux of today’s ‘Nature’ can seem overwhelming, perhaps we can modify our designs to find opportunity in this wild vibrancy. Using a diversity of wild habitats and designed landscapes for illustration, Rick Darke will discuss how his approach to design and stewardship has evolved in an age when the only certainty is the accelerating pace of change.

UD alumnus Rick Darke heads RICK DARKE LLC, a Pennsylvania consulting firm. Darke’s work blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the design and management of livable landscapes. Projects include residential landscapes, parks, scenic byways, transportation corridors, port-industrial landscapes, corporate and collegiate campuses, conservation developments, and botanic gardens. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. His many books include The American Woodland Garden, The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes, and The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition. His writing and photography are featured in the new book On The High Line, to be published in April 2012. For more information visit: www.rickdarke.com

Members: $10 Nonmembers: $15

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