Drawing Nature into Urban Landscape Design

Changing Times, Changing Landscapes

The High Line, NYC. Photo: Bob Hyland

The High Line, NYC. Photo: Bob Hyland

Join Pacific Horticulture and the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon for an inspiring exploration of the role of the landscape within an urban setting. Traditional public parks and private gardens offer relief from crowded conditions. Discover how pocket parks, roof top plantings, streetside gardens, and other creative small landscapes in unlikely spaces extend nature’s reach throughout our cities and provide healthy green space and habitat for pollinators and wildlife.

Our daylong seminar begins with keynote speaker Patrick Cullina, the horticulturist and designer best known for his leadership in developing The High Line in New York City and projects at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Other speakers and designers include:

Karla Dakin, K. Dakin Design and co-author of The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs

Evelyn Hadden, LessLawn advocate and author of Hellstrip Gardening

Lorene Edwards Forkner, author and editor of Pacific Horticulture

And from the Portland area, Bob Hyland, Hyland Garden Design/Contained Exuberance, and Lucy Hardiman, Perennial Partners, will facilitate the day. Sean Hogan, Cistus Nursery, and Maurice Horn, Joy Creek Nursery, will offer plantsmans’ perspectives.

Complete details and registration information here.