Wednesday, May 18, 10:00 am – Gardening in Wet Spaces with Native Plants

The May meeting of The Garden Club of the Back Bay will feature Kristin DeSouza speaking on Gardening in Wet Spaces with Native Plants. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 10:00 am at The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. There is a free program, but there will be an optional lunch with the speaker following the talk, for which there will be a charge of $20 per person (members) and $25 per person (guests.) Reservations for the program and the luncheon are essential. Email if you plan to attend. Garden Club members will receive written notice of this meeting.

Working with native plants that enjoy ‘wet feet’ adds great interest to a pond side or wet area in your garden. While providing wildlife habitat, pond-side and moisture-loving plants also act as a filter for runoff water. In this illustrated presentation, horticulturist Kristen DeSouza will introduce a gorgeous native plant pallet based on the beautiful Lily Pond at Garden in the Woods. She will present design ideas that you can use in your own wet environment using native perennials, shrubs and trees for seasonal interest.

Kristen DeSouza is a Horticulturist at Garden in the Woods, and a Landscape Architect. She has worked for New York’s Central Park and was awarded the Garden Club of America’s Martin McLaren Horticultural Scholarship, providing a ten month noncredit work/study opportunity in Great Britain.