Digging Deeper: The Evolution of a New American Garden

Digging Deeper: The Evolution of a New American Garden

Photo by Donald Pell

Donald Pell Gardens Studio

Sat, Oct 9, 2021
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Landscape designer Donald Pell believes that building gardens is about creating a powerful, even visceral,  experience of time and place. Embracing the New American Garden movement, Donald looks to connect gardens and people with the essence of the regional landscape. Reverence for these wild places informs his decisions about process and beauty. Walk with Donald through the fourteen-acre farm that has been home to his firm since 2018, to see this place through his eyes and understand his approach to design.

Spiraling out from a Colonial farmhouse, new areas of this landscape are developed and improved with both broad vision and an economy of means. Simplicity and repetition create harmony and serenity while celebrating seasonal change. In the course of the afternoon, Donald will share what has worked in this garden, what hasn’t, and what he has learned along the way.

Date and time
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Noon to 2 p.m.

Donald Pell Gardens Studio
Phoenixville, PA 19460

$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 General admission

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email events@gardenconservancy.org.

Donald Pell Gardens Studio is also open this day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Chester County Open Day.  Registration for the Digging Deeper program includes admission to the Open Day.