Virtual Talk: Shrouded in Light: Naturalistic Planting Inspired by Wild Shrublands

Virtual Talk: Shrouded in Light: Naturalistic Planting Inspired by Wild Shrublands

Thu, Jul 25, 2024
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Shrublands exist all around us, thriving in almost any environmental condition, from the desiccating sunshine of the endless sagebrush steppe to the deep, private shade of moist forests. These diverse and inspiring ecosystems serve as perfect models for our gardens. Beyond their inherent beauty, they provide nurturing habitats and demonstrate resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Join the authors of Shrouded in Light as they invite you to work, live, and play with shrubs. Explore a glorious spectrum of wild shrublands and discover the philosophies and design strategies behind translating these magnificent plant communities into your home garden.

This webinar will be convened by Open Days Garden Host Lisa Negri of Denver, CO.

Thursday, July 25, 2024
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom

$5 for members of the Garden Conservancy
$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 Bridget Connors at or 845.424.6500, ext. 228.

About the Speakers:

Kevin Philip Williams (left) is a natural­istic gardener who collaborates with plants to create dynamic and challenging worlds. His unique style combines bio-regional plant palettes, a hardcore punk ethos, and post-human aesthetics to craft wild and captivating spaces. Kevin’s extensive work with Denver Botanic Gardens has led to the creation of celebrated public gardens throughout the city. Kevin has worked as a gardener on The High Line in New York City and was a Horticulture Intern at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Michael Guidi (right) is an ecologist and horticulture researcher who is passionate about naturalistic plantings that embody the flexibility and resiliency of wild systems. His work draws inspiration from liminal urban spaces and wild areas alike. Preferring common and weedy plants to the rare and precious, Michael is a proponent of dynamic, self-sustaining gardens and green infrastructure as alternatives to static high-maintenance landscaping. Michael worked as a field biologist before joining the Denver Botanic Gardens horticulture department.

Lisa Negri is no stranger to math, science,and working with the earth. And as an engineer and CEO of an environmental engineering company for 27 years, she was also well known as a thought leader and has been a frequent catalyst for growth and change. These days, Lisa’s SummerHome Garden in Denver allows her to blend that engineer’s mind with a passion for education, commitment to communi­ty, and dedication to curbing climate change. She believes that changing even one small corner of the world makes a difference.

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  July 25, 2024 2:00 p.m. Eastern
$15.00 (Non-members)
$5.00 (Members)

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