Virtual Talk 2-9-23: The Crevice Garden

Virtual Talk 2-9-23: The Crevice Garden

Thu, Feb 9, 2023
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

A crevice garden replicates the environmental conditions of mountain tops, deserts, coastlines, and other exposed or rocky places on earth. These striking garden features provide perfect conditions for the plants native to these far-off places, bringing the cultivation of these precious gems within everybody’s reach. In the book, The Crevice Garden, enthusiastic experts Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs bring us in-depth guidance on the design, construction, and planting of crevice gardens of all kinds including those suitable for containers, small gardens, and public parks and in styles that encompass both naturalistic scenes and non-traditional installations. In this talk, Paul will discuss all aspects of rock and crevice gardening, including history, design, construction, and of course, lots of photos of Paul's favorite plants.

DATE AND TIME

Thursday, February 9, 2023
2:00 p.m. Eastern

LOCATION
Live on Zoom

REGISTRATION
$5 for Garden Conservancy members, $15 for General Admission


A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants a few days after the event. We encourage you to register, even if you cannot attend the live webinar. 

Members of the Frank & Anne Cabot Society for planned giving have complimentary access to Garden Conservancy webinars. All Cabot Society members will automatically be sent the link to participate on the morning of the webinar. For more information about the Cabot Society, please contact Sarah Parker at sparker@gardenconservancy.org or 845.424.6500, ext. 214.


About the Speakers

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for roughly 23 years and building crevice gardensfor about 16 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and past President of the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society. He has a passion for all wild plants, especially those of dwarf stature, and collects and cultivates them at various gardens in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada. Paul has learned the craft of crevice garden building directly from one of its innovators, Zdenek Zvolanek, of the Czech Republic, and in the past decade and a half, has built many gardens in public parks and private homes that range in size from small feature troughs, to large installations involving many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, through speaking to garden clubs all over the West and by giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form. He has just finished his work on the first North American book, The Crevice Garden, with co-author Kenton Seth of Colorado, released in spring 2022.


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  February 09, 2023 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Price:
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