Creation of a Native Garden: Beauty, Habitat and Problem Solving through Design (Virtual Program)

Date: Monday, February 14th, 2022 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Program Description:

Join a virtual walk with Red Stem Native Landscapes as we design and build a large, strictly native plant garden in a Chicago suburb. The garden has sunny and shady areas, and wet and dry ones. You will gain insight into what we consider on an initial visit, and how those considerations affect design. Then we take you with us through the installation process and visit the garden as it develops.

Presenter Bio:

Monica Buckley is owner and founder of Red Stem Native Landscapes, a native plant landscaping firm that designs, installs, and maintains Chicago area gardens, established in 2013. A butterfly enthusiast from childhood, she was blessed by the generous mentoring of Art Gara, whose Art and Linda’s Wildflowers was creating gardens with natives before it was cool. After several years of following Art from garden to garden she began taking classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum, and the College of DuPage and finally left a long career in publishing to found Red Stem. She continues to be thrilled by the endless learning, through Red Stem’s work, others working in the field, and through books and seminars.

This virtual program will take place on Zoom.  Register now for this program.


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