Drawing Nature into Urban Landscape Design

A PHS Changing Times, Changing Landscape seminar in Portland Oregon


This program has been postponed until 2015. Please sign up for our monthly newsletter for upcoming event announcements.

If you have further questions you can contact our office at 510-849-1627 or by email office@pacifichorticulture.org


 

The wild landscape atop the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia, a potential High Line-like public space initiative just north of the city’s center. Photo: ©Patrick Cullina, used by permission

The wild landscape atop the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia, a potential High Line-like public space initiative just north of the city’s center. Photo: ©Patrick Cullina, used by permission

The landscape holds the power to transform the urban experience. Green roofs, pollinator-friendly plantings, dynamic public and private gardens all create a more livable environment and foster a relationship with nature. Join Pacific Horticulture Society for an entire day of thoughtful and exciting programing on August 20, 2015, featuring keynote speaker Patrick Cullina, New York-based landscape designer and horticulturist.

Co-sponsored by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, our program also features speakers whose work is focused on greening urban spaces:

Shatotto Architecture for Green Living, Dhaka Residence design by Shatotto

Shatotto Architecture for Green Living, Dhaka Residence design by Shatotto

“Near and Far, New Designs in the Green Roof World”— Karla Dakin, landscape architect and co-author of The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs presents a look at divergent trends and daring green roof creativity from Vancouver to Dublin to Dahka.

Blooms of zinnia ‘Queen Red Lime’ are a fabulous cut flower and offer pollinator support all summer. Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner

Zinnia ‘Queen Red Lime’ produces fabulous cut flowers and offers pollinator support all summer. Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner

“Designing with Nature, Planting for Pollinators”—Lorene Edwards Forkner, Pacific Horticulture editor, illustrates how to craft a nature friendly, design-driven landscape where humans, plant, insects, birds, and animals amicably co-exist.

From Hellstrip Gardening: Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb by Evelyn J. Hadden, Timber Press, 2014. Photo: Joshua McCullough

From Hellstrip Gardening: Create a paradise between the sidewalk and the curb by Evelyn J. Hadden, Timber Press, 2014. Photo: Joshua McCullough

“Hellstrip Gardening”—Evelyn Hadden, author of the newly released book by the same title, shares her vision for creating unlikely garden spaces that enhance private homes, neighborhoods, and even entire communities.

Bob Hyland, Hyland Garden Design, and Lucy Hardiman, Perennial Partners, will moderate the day’s events and Portland area nursery owners, Maurice Horn, Joy Creek Nursery, and Sean Hogan, Cistus Nursery, will offer their expertise for choosing regionally appropriate plants.

A post-seminar wine reception at Xera Plants | Contained Exuberance offers the opportunity for continued discussion of the day’s themes, socializing, and discount shopping!

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