Thursday, June 22nd



Literature into Art: Books that Changed the Way We Garden
Monday, May 21, 2012  7:25pm
Hillcrest Community Recreation Center
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
Filled - 50 seats
$15 Members, $15 Nonmembers


LITERATURE INTO ART: Books That Changed the Way We Garden
with Cole Burrell

In today’s fast paced information age, it is hard to imagine a time when gardeners relied on books rather than YouTube videos for inspiration and practical advice. This lecture examines the shifting roles that gardens have played in our culture, from Victorian bedding schemes to richly planted borders and outdoor living rooms. Join author and landscape designer C. Colston Burrell as he profiles influential garden and nature writers and highlights some seminal books, from William Robinson's Wild Garden to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Doug Tallamy's Bringing Nature Home, that changed the way we envision, design, plant and maintain outdoor spaces.

Cole_Burrell_30Also available, a private garden reception preceding his presentation. Contact the Garden Club of Ramsey County for more information. www.ramseygardeners.org

C. Colston Burrell 

C. Colston Burrell is an acclaimed lecturer, garden designer and photographer. The author of 12 gardening books, Cole has twice won the American Horticulture Society Book Award. A certified chlorophyll addict, Cole is an avid and lifelong plantsman, gardener and naturalist. He is a popular lecturer internationally on topics of design, plants and ecology, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with professional and amateur audiences for 35 years. He is principal of Native Landscape Design and Restoration, which specializes in blending nature and culture through artistic design. In 2008 Cole received the Award of Distinction from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for his work promoting sustainable gardening practices. He garden on ten wild acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 651-643-3601 or 800-676-6747.

This event is cosponsored by the Garden Club of Ramsey County.  Free for GCRC members - contact the club for more information.

Colston's books will be available for purchase. Join us after the presentation for a book signing.

Great Natives for Tough Places
Perennial Combinations
Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide
Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants


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