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Lunch & Lecture: Mother Nature’s Gardens: Wild Plant Communities and Landscape Designs

January 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

On select Wednesdays of the month, Sherman Gardens, in partnership with Cultivar restaurant, will feature a horticulture speaker combined with a delicious lunch.
Scott LaFleur, Executive Director of Sherman Library & Gardens, and Program Chair for the Los Angeles Men’s Garden Club, has a long list of contacts from botanic gardens, horticulture, landscape design and beyond.  As Program Chair, he has created many outstanding programs for the LA Men’s Garden Club.  Teaming with Chef Jessica Roy at Cultivar, we’re bringing back the in person Lunch & Lecture Series, presented by South Coast Plaza.

Kyle Cheesborough: Mother Nature’s Gardens:  Wild Plant Communities and Landscape Design

Wednesday, January 12, 2021

11:30 am  – Lunch
12:00 pm – Lecture

Sherman Library & Gardens’ new Horticulture Director, Kyle Cheesborough will be the featured speaker at our January 12th Lunch & Lecture.
Mother Nature has always been Gardener Supreme, creating landscapes rich in color, texture, form, function, and seasonality.  Natural plant communities showcase design principles that today’s leading landscape architects are bringing to the forefront in contemporary approaches to landscaping.  Landscape artists like Piet Oudolf, Claudia West, and Noel Kingsbury are championing a return to the wilder side of gardening.  Additionally, ecological pioneers like Doug Tallamy and E.O. Wilson stress the importance of incorporating native species and mimicking arrangements of wild plant communities.  Observing, studying, and integrating aspects of natural landscapes (especially those devoid of invasive species and human impact) leads to long-lasting, sustainable, and beautiful gardens that serve both an ornamental and functional purpose.  Along the lines of the adage ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, deriving inspiration from nature’s stunning palette can be very fruitful when considering design in our gardens.

$35 Member / $45 Non-Member

Lecture only:  Free for Members – please email [email protected] for a reservation

                              $5 Non-Member

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