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Lecture: Carrie Preston, "Natural Planting Design: The Second Dutch Wave?"

Sunday, October 1
2:00pm
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA

Natural Planting Design:  The Second Dutch Wave?

Plants are Carrie Preston’s native language. At 14, she started working at a nursery and went on to study in Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture in Pennsylvania. She traveled extensively, eventually settling in the Netherlands in 2000. Her years working there have taught her about the importance of 10 centimeters and the makability of landscape. She is among the first generation to be brought up with the ‘Dutch Wave’. Carrie is regularly invited to speak about garden design internationally. Her work is featured frequently in leading national and international magazines and blogs. In 2016, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (USA) named her Designer of the Year and in 2017 she was invited to design a large garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Cosponsored with Haverford College Arboretum.  Reception follows.

Directions: Haverford College is located on Lancaster Avenue, Route 30, 3.5 miles east of I-476 Exit 13 (St. Davids/Villanova) and about 3 miles west of the Route 30 and Route 1 (City Line) intersection. Ample parking is available in the Visitors’ Lot.

Everyone entering the campus from Lancaster Avenue will drive past the Sharples auditorium entrance on Coursey Road on the way to Visitors Parking. There will also be a sign at the building’s entrance.

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