Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Meadows 1 2 3

No one can grow an instant meadow, but in this one-day seminar you can quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create one. The topics covered include: what a meadow is; what makes a good meadow site; how you can prepare for planting, select plant species, and find seeds or plugs; how to plant; and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three.
Class, which takes place at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road in Framingham, will take place Saturday, December 9 from 10 – 4, and is taught by Kathy Connolly, Landscape Designer at Speaking of Landscapes, LLC. Bring a bag lunch.

Co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society and the Ecological Landscape Alliance. $73 for members of sponsoring organizations, $88 for nonmembers. Register at

Kathy Connolly has been involved with horticulture, land care, and landscape design for 30 years. As a landscape designer, she helps clients create functional, attractive outdoor spaces with a great deal of attention to plant health (and the health of the planet). Kathy’s specialties include meadows, waterside buffer gardens, woodland edge and shade plantings, deer-resistant designs, and foundation gardens. Her designs emphasize native plants and organic techniques.  Image from