Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – From Bressingham Gardens to the Bressingham Garden at Elm Bank


Beginning in 2002, Adrian Bloom began planting demonstration gardens in America, both to illustrate his design principles and promote his plants. In August 2007, he accepted an invitation to install a garden at Elm Bank. To that time, his largest American garden was about 4,000 square feet in size. Originally planned to be considerably smaller, the Elm Bank garden quickly grew to just over an acre in size, yet was largely built in a weekend by several hundred volunteers.

Adrian will talk about his original vision for the garden and how he adjusted that vision to meet American – and New England – sensibilities and realities. He’ll talk about what he has learned in four years and where he sees this particular garden going. He’ll also share his experiences about plants that work well in our climate and planting combinations. After a break for refreshments, he’ll field questions from the audience.

This Massachusetts Horticultural Society talk begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Hunnewell Building at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Seating is limited to 200 and pre-registration is suggested. The cost for members is $20; non-members are $25. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

To reserve a spot for this lecture you may register online or call 617-933-4995.