Guts of the Garden (October 14, 2011)

The Ruth Bancroft Garden and The Garden Conservancy would like to invite students to an exciting Horticultural and Design Seminar:

Guts of the Garden

A One Day Tune-up for Gardeners & Designers

Friday, October 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Gardens at Heather Farm, Walnut Creek, CA

$55- Students

$105- General admission

Register online at or call the Garden Conservancy in San Francisco at 415.441.4300

In design language, we often talk about the bones of the garden. If a garden has good bones, then it is a good garden, we say. Digging deeper, this seminar will talk about the underpinnings, the guts that make a well-designed garden, a really good garden. This is about stepping back and reviewing the process and the results. 


·         Green is Green, Inside & Out

·         Getting over Irrigation Anxiety

·         Beautiful Concrete

·         Fabricated Fences & Gates

·         Buying Plants on Multiple Scales

·         Designer Spotlights & Panel Discussion

·         Garden Visit & Wine Reception


·         Lisa Lee Benjamin, environmental designer,

·         John Ossa, Irrigation Essentials,

·         Mark Rogero, Concreteworks,

·         Henry DeFauw, Design & Fabrication,

·         Flora Grubb, Nursery,

·         Karla Dakin, landscape architect,

·         Roderick Wyllie, landscape architect,

Learn more about the program and our wonderful selection of speakers here:

The 2011 Ruth Bancroft Horticultural Series is presented by the Garden Conservancy and The Ruth Bancroft Garden. Cosponsored by Pacific Horticulture magazine and the Gardens at Heather Farm, with additional support from the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show and the Urban Farmer Store.

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