An Evening with Claudia West

When: September 24, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Special Events Hall, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Google Map)
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Wild and Neat: The Solution to Successful Storm Water Management Planting 

Planting more native plants in our gardens can help with storm water management and other environmental concerns. However, many native plants suffer aesthetic challenges and fail to inspire the public. Join Claudia West, a dedicated and passionate plant-driven designer, along with homeowners, master gardeners, and storm water professionals to learn more about archetypal landscapes and inspiring designs. We will also analyze archetypal landscapes and translate their principles into smaller garden spaces to help you create your own native plant oasis that also captures storm water.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the reasons for aesthetic and functional challenges surrounding native planting.
  • Discover the principles behind inherently beautiful archetypal landscapes.
  • Apply principles of stunning wild landscapes to smaller garden spaces and learn how to spark strong emotional responses.
  • Explore countless inspiring design solutions to make storm water management both beautiful and functional. 

Registration is $10 per person, refreshments are provided.