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17th Annual Winter Lecture Series:
Great Gardens and Their Legacies

Featuring R. William Thomas, Cassian Schmidt, and Aaron Bertelsen

Three Thursdays: January 28, February 25, March 24, 10–11:30 a.m. Ross Hall, The New York Botanical Garden

Chanticler... Hermannschof ... Great Dixter. Three beloved, and influential gardens—each founded on a singular vision, each with an evolving legacy. Join us for this year's fascinating series, as three innovative gardeners take us inside the vision to share the challenges of maintaining—and expanding—these iconic spaces. Plantsmen as well as stewards, they must protect past, present, and future ... balancing art, nature, technology, and the expectations of an ever-growing public.
 
 
CEUs: Each lecture is approved for two credit hours by:  
 
Funded in part by the Barbara Cushing Paley Fund. 
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Classes

January
"A three-dimensional work of ever-changing art" and "planted to perfection" Chanticleer has been called America's most romantic, imaginative and exciting public garden. Left to be a public garden in 1990 by Adolph Rosengarten, Jr., who first called it a "pleasure more...
01/26 Th 10:00am-11:30am Thomas
NYBG
Chanticleer. Hermannshof. Great Dixter. Three beloved, and influential gardens- each founded on a singular vision, each with an evolving legacy. Join us for this year's fascinating series, as three innovative gardeners take us inside the vision to share the challenges more...
01/26 Th 10:00am-11:30am Thomas
Schmidt
Bertelsen
NYBG
February
Over the past 30 years, Hermannshof, the acclaimed public garden nestled in the hills north of Heidelberg, has broken new ground and set trends with its innovative blend of ecology, artistry, and imagination. Hermannshof's dynamic mix of unique perennials and more...
02/23 Th 10:00am-11:30am Schmidt
NYBG
March
Great Dixter-a Tudor house with its innovative and provocative Arts and Crafts garden was the family home of legendary gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. His creativity and enthusiasm brought it to splendor in the mid-20th century, making it a destination more...
03/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Bertelsen
NYBG