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December
Why do we feel contemplative in Japanese gardens and architecture? Can our physical environment foster mindfulness? Yoko Kawai, lecturer at Yale School of Architecture, examines how Japanese spatial concepts such as ma (in-between-ness), utsuroi (transience), and yugen (the unknown) create more...
12/18 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Kawai
NYBG
January
Drawing on her experiences designing more than 45 New York City public spaces, and a lifetime of challenges in her own garden, Lynden B. Miller shares how she looks at a sit—what's there and what could be—and how she visualizes more...
01/22 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Miller
NYBG
There are many points of entry into the gardening life. For some it begins in childhood; some come to it through other disciplines. Three distinguished and passionate practitioners share their philosophies, their stories, and the lessons they have learned along more...
01/31 Th 10:00am-11:30am Stewart
Blom
Roach
NYBG
" I think I may be a better person for having given serious time and thought and effort to gardening."

Martha Stewart's lifelong love of gardening began as she planted alongside her father in their backyard family plots. Those early more...
01/31 Th 10:00am-11:30am Stewart
NYBG
February
As temperatures rise and precipitation patterns shift, it is essential for designers to consider how to select, place, and care for plants that will thrive in today's conditions, as well as tomorrow's. Landscape architect, plantsman, and author Travis Beck discusses more...
02/19 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Beck
NYBG
" The landscapes we make outlast us by many years therefore they must be dignified with thought and love."

Self-taught, and with a lifelong interest in natural landscapes, gardens, and architecture, Jinny Blom launched her landscape design practice in more...
02/28 Th 10:00am-11:30am Blom
NYBG
March
Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the more...
03/15 Fr 10:30am-12:00pm Miller
NYBG
Sakonnet Garden is a long-term personal experiment with plants and planting design. While working in New York, John Gwynne and his partner, Mikel Folcarelli, built a hidden garden in coastal Rhode Island that evolved into a series of intimate garden more...
03/19 Tu 01:00pm-03:00pm Gwynne
NYBG
"I garden because I cannot help myself."

Called back to her childhood home at age 25 to care for an ailing widowed parent, Margaret Roach sought refuge in self-prescribed backyard horticultural-therapy experiments. Thirty years ago she dug up her young more...
03/28 Th 10:00am-11:30am Roach
NYBG