Landscape Design Using Native Plants

Date: Monday, March 12 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)


There are basic principles and “rules” artist follow no matter what their media…paint, clay, metal, furniture or plants!  Using native plants to create aesthetically pleasing spaces presents special challenges.  They are alive and constantly change their characteristics like size, shape, color and texture.  In this program, Cathy Bilow will present design principles and practical ideas for you to use in your home landscape and native plant gardens.  She has created and will share her garden templates that can be adapted to just about any home or public garden. 

Presenter Bio:

Cathy Bilow is a horticulturist and landscape designer.  She has been designing gardens throughout IL for over 30 years.  She and her husband Ken are co-owners of Accent Nature LLC.  They provide environmentally friendly lawn and landscape care services as well as landscape design and construction management in Central Illinois.  The Ecology Action Center in Normal and the First Presbyterian Church in Bloomington have native plant gardens designed by Cathy and both organizations have received support from Wild Ones to help with the installation of native plants in these two gardens.


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