Here's a great event for gardeners who would like to learn from the best about garden design.
Phipps and Penn State Extension Bring Celebrated Garden Designer Gordon Hayward to Pittsburgh
Based in southern Vermont, Hayward has been educating the public about garden design for decades, writing forÂ Horticulture Magazine for 25 years and serving as a contributing editor forÂ Fine Gardening Magazine for six. Also an award-winning author, he is now a contributing editor forÂ Organic Gardening Magazine, and travels around the country teaching people of all skill levels how to make the most of their natural spaces. Among the lectures he will present on his upcoming visit to Pittsburgh are:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Your House, Your Gardenâ"Hayward will show attendees how their own houses can help them design front, side and back gardens, as well as plots between buildings, in ells or courtyards, or around outbuildings. He will also provide helpful ideas for dealing with visual problems that center around air conditioning units and cellar door bulkheads.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Uses of Stone in the Gardenâ"Hayward will talk about the many roles stones can play to give a garden a feeling of timelessness, structure and solidity.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fine Painting as Inspiration for Garden Designâ"Hayward will explore the many similarities between how painters and gardeners carry out the art of composition.