Healing the Rift – Gardens for a Troubled Planet

Healing the Rift – Gardens for a Troubled Planet

Photo by Andrew Montgomery from "The Thoughtful Gardener"

Pacific Design Center

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
5:30 PM

“Many of my gardens have been created around a basic need to protect and conserve our overwhelmed planet,” says renowned British landscape and garden designer Jinny Blom. In this illustrated talk, Blom will showcase some of the more extreme landscapes she has created and discuss altering our perceptions of beauty in light of today’s environmental challenges.

Thursday, March 7
5:30 p.m.

Pacific Design Center - Blue Conference Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA  90069

$40 General admission
$30 Garden Conservancy, ICAA Southern Chapter, Royal Oak Foundation, and Pacific Horticulture Society members

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration for this event has ended. Please call the Garden Conservancy office, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eastern time, 845.424.6500 to register.

About the speaker
Jinny Blom has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a landscape and garden designer since she began her London-based practice in 2000. She works on a wide range of projects, which take her across the UK, Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. Jinny has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show four times, and was awarded the coveted gold medal in 2007 for her Laurent-Perrier garden. She won a silver-gilt medal at Chelsea in 2002 for her "Healing Garden," created in collaboration with the Prince of Wales and, in 2013, she designed a garden commissioned by Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale. Jinny has been a columnist for The Times of London and has appeared in a wide range of publications. Her book, The Thoughtful Gardener, was published in 2017 by Jacqui Small, LLC.

The 2019 speaker series is made possible in part by generous contributions from the Lenhardt Education Fund, Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, and Kayne Challenge Fund.