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Pop-Up Event: Community Arts Center Garden
The Community Arts Center in Wallingford
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

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Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

Community Arts Center Garden in Wallingford, PA

The Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pa is best known for a myriad of art classes, exhibitions and events. Please join us for a garden tour led by Austin Dodson.

Members only, limit 20. $15 per person. Click here to register. Registration closes September 7th.

The Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA is nestled in 4 acres of wooded property and late 19th century stone Arts and Craft architecture. Its gardens feature a stone tower, sculptures, mature canopy trees, a woodland trail, and mixed border plantings with a focus on beauty and biodiversity.

Its Caretaker is Austin Dodson who has been stewarding the buildings and grounds for the past 12 years. During his time at the arts center Austin has become motivated by the benefits our gardens can have on surrounding ecosystems. Plants are chosen for what function they serve, as much as for what they look like. Sustainable management practices are used to nurture naturally occurring processes that help guide the direction of the garden. 

His previous formal training was in the fine arts, which he continues to apply in his planting design sensibility at CAC. “It is important to know how plants will interact spatially over time, and how they will look in the context of what surrounds them, much like laying out the composition for a painting. Gardens change through time, and in designing the landscape I like to think that I am creating a living, moving painting over the course of the seasons.”

Gardens are an opportunity to connect to a larger context. Choices we make in our gardens can beneficially affect neighboring ecosystems.

Looking at how nature has taken care of itself since forever, we begin to apply some of the simple things we can do in our own private spaces, like incorporating fallen wood or leaves, into allotted spaces as habitat opportunities for insects and birds, where they are intentional and become part of the ecological garden.

HPS/MAG COVID-19 PRACTICES AND POLICIES: All HPS/MAG In-Person Events shall be subject to all COVID-related requirements imposed by any state, local and/or federal agency.  Guests and invitees should apprise themselves of any such requirements prior to attendance.  All HPS/MAG In-Person Events shall also be subject to the COVID-related requirements, if any, of the garden host.  All attendees must bring a mask for every In-Person Event, in case it is required. 

Non-vaccinated attendees at events must sign a COVID waiver. Click here for the waiver. Please bring it with you to the event.

Contact: Laura Axel at [email protected]