With Dean Riddle
Cost: Free to Members, $10 for Non-Members.
No reservations necessary.
Catskill-based garden designer Dean Riddle strives to get plants to "lie down together" within the exuberant mixed plantings that he loves to create. More than any other factor, his lifelong observations of diverse, natural plant communities have inspired his aesthetic approach. He strives to harmonize form, texture and habit far more than designing by flower color. If a plant appears happy and settled and somewhat naturalistic--if rhythm and repetition rule--then color will take care of itself.
Join us at the Arboretum for Dean's captivating lecture regarding garden design inspired by nature's patterns and growth. Bring questions you have regarding your own home garden and design, as Dean will be creating an open discussion during and after the lecture. Dean knows the Arboretum well, as he is the co-designer of the East Meadow Hedgerow and the West Meadow Spiral.
Dean Riddle studied horticulture in North Carolina and England, and in 1990 began his own garden design business in New York. Features of his work have appeared in The New York Times, Gardens Illustrated and House & Garden. Dean has been a contributing writer to various periodicals, and for six years penned a regular column, “Dean’s Dirt,” for Elle Decor magazine. Dean lives in Catskill, NY.
Due to inclement weather, the workshop will be held on March 24th at 10am. Please check this page for updates.