Living in the Wild: A Visit to Larry Weaner’s Suburban Property

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Wednesday September 28

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6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 28 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Phipps Special Events Hall 

$20 Phipps or Pittsburgh Botanic Garden members | $23 nonmembers 

Experiencing wild nature needn’t be limited to the remotest regions of the world.  It can occur in even the smallest backyard garden.  Learn how noted landscape designer Larry Weaner interacts with and responds to ecological processes to create an ever-evolving wild yet still ornamental garden in his small property outside Philadelphia.  Learn how this brains-over-brawn approach goes beyond simple editing of what occurs naturally and incorporates natural processes and plants’ reproductive abilities to achieve common aesthetic and functional goals.  And perhaps most importantly, discover how loosening the reins can bring a newfound mystery and discovery to even the smallest garden.

Presented by: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

This course has been approved for 2.0 CEUs for landscape architects by LA CES, and 2 PCH and 2 SLC CEUs.