Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lessons from the Gardens

On Tuesday, June 8, from 10 am – 1 pm, explore two very different private gardens in the Lexington area, and learn tips for connecting a designed landscape to the surrounding woodlands.  One garden displays a natural, free flowing design while the other is more formal, but with a naturalistic approach.  The second garden offers a rich collection of understory trees and shrubs with perennial details.  Come with a critical eye to evaluate what has been successful and what areas could be changed to bring out the best of the landscape.  June is a time of transition from spring blooming bulbs and shrubs to summery herbs and the bounty of perennials such as geraniums, daisies, and iris.  Discuss challenges faced by home gardeners in woodland sites, such as invasive species and other garden intruders.  The fee is $30 for New England Wild Flower Society members, and $36 for non members.  To register, log on to www.newfs.org.