Digging Deeper: Change Over Time—Evolving Gardener, Evolving Garden

Digging Deeper: Change Over Time—Evolving Gardener, Evolving Garden

The Barlow Mountain Garden of Helen Dimos & Benjamin Oko

Sun, Sep 8, 2019
10:30 AM

Join landscape designer Helen Dimos for a frank and frankly inspiring exploration of big ideas and specific tips for keeping your garden fresh and inviting even when the passage of time means, as she puts it, "your imagination might exceed your endurance." This extraordinary session is not just for those of a certain age, but any passionate gardeners who now have less time or energy to expend due to young children, aging parents, an all-consuming job, or whatever else keeps them from their garden. Helen Dimos offers a road map to a garden you can adore even when you have less to give it.

Helen has gardened here for almost 25 years, bringing deep expertise to bear that she gleaned while working with A.E. Bye, a masterful landscape architect, serving as an assistant landscape architect at the Central Park Conservancy, teaching at the New York Botanical Garden, and designing for private clients. She’s now putting her creativity and practicality to work to make her own garden more manageable as she ages.

With this intimate group, Helen will explain why her chief focus now is on trees, which she believes are the most important and rewarding plants for design and longevity. She’ll share her musings on evolving tastes and which shrubs, trees, and perennials are her favorites now as opposed to when she started the garden. She will also discuss which perennials are the most labor intensive and how she has been trading those out for lower maintenance varieties, as well as more trees and shrubs.

The Barlow Mountain Garden of Helen Dimos & Benjamin Oko
Ridgefield, CT
Directions will be sent to registered guests only

Date and time
Sunday, September 8, 2019
10:30 a.m.

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$30 for Members of the Garden Conservancy
$40 for Nonmembers

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