Marion Garden Group to sponsor two gardening lectures planned for March 7 and April 4  These programs are open to the public with a $5.00 guest admission fee to be charged at the door.

By Marion Garden Group | Feb 28, 2017

The Marion Garden Group is happy to announce it will be sponsoring two upcoming lecture programs of interest to area gardeners:

 

Tuesday, March 7, 9:00 am

“War of the Weeds” with Teri Dunn Chace

Tabor Academy Great Room

188 Front Street

Marion, MA

Best-selling author, Teri Dunn Chace will speak at the Tuesday, March 7 meeting of the Marion Garden Group. Her hour-long presentation is based on her book How to Eradicate Invasive Plants.  Ms. Chace defines “weeds,” and discusses the scope of the problem with certain invasives and what gardeners can realistically expect to achieve in their battle. She reviews a variety of ways to fight back, saving herbicides for last. “I highly recommend Teri Dunn Chace’s talk War of the Weeds. She introduces the audience to this important and somewhat daunting subject with clear solutions to manage problem plants and initiates a productive discussion concerning invasive plant issues.“ Karin Stanley, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Polly Hill Arboretum

 

Tuesday, April 4  9:00 am

“Fine Art as Inspiration for Garden Design”

with Gordon Hayward, garden designer and author

Tabor Academy Great Room

188 Front Street

Marion, MA

This lively one hour lecture is based on Gordon Hayward’s most recent book ART AND THE GARDENER. It explores the visual language shared by painters and garden designers. By juxtaposing a painting and a garden image on the screen simultaneously, Hayward explores the many levels of similarity between how the painter and garden designer compose their images. Both use elements of composition to construct their images: visual itinerary, defining depth, creating foreground/background, light and shadow, focal points, pleasing contrast, framing, contrasting textures and forms, balance, the roles of line and color as well as positive and negative space. By examining works by such painters as Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Thomas Cole, and Childe Hassam and many others in comparison with gardens from across America and England, Hayward provides audiences with new ways to look at gardens and art.

 

Hayward first gave this lecture for the Art in Bloom program at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1995 and has been presenting it in art museums, botanic gardens and garden clubs nationwide ever since. This lecture enables gardeners to take a fresh look at their gardens.

Gordon Hayward’s eleven books on garden design are a visual feast. A more inspiring writer and landscape designer is hard to find. He’s been writing for Horticulture magazine since 1978 having published over 70 articles. His work as a designer is renowned and he speaks to gardening groups around the world.  If you have not stumbled upon his beautiful publications or examples of his creative vision, just visit his website at haywardgardens.com and be prepared to swoon.

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