As you survey your garden, do you have only one of each plant? Do you see other gardens that seem to be in bloom throughout the seasons and then come home to your unexciting garden? Does planting design seem to be an innate sense that you just donâ€™t have? Come and learn to think about plants in terms of their form and function first, and then learn some strategies to best lay out your planting plan. The four session class, taught by designer Christie Dustman, will consist of classroom exercises, lectures, and a visit to a nearby nursery or garden. Students should bring the following to the first class: enlarged photo of the front of their house, roll of trace paper, mechanical pencil and eraser, landscape plan from previous class or a landscape plan with planting beds shown. The offsite class will begin 1 hour earlier at 5:30pm.Â First session will be held Thursday, September 30.
Fee $95 Arnold Arboretum member, $115 nonmember. To register, log on to www.arboretum.harvard.edu.