Spring Discounted Lecture Series

Wed. Mar 21, 2018 at 10:30am - Tue. May 1, 2018 at 10:30am EDT
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Bringing Lotusland to Ladew 
with Tyler Diehl with William J. Cook

 We are excited to welcome back Tyler Diehl as he gives us a first-hand tour of his new, warmer home, Lotusland. The Montecito, CA estate was purchased and created by Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite in 1941, and is now recognized as one of the 10 best gardens in the world. The spectacular collections of exotic plants throughout the 37-acre property are a very personal expression of her love for the dramatic, the unexpected, and the whimsical. 
 Tyler Diehl is the Director of Gardens and Facilities at Ganna Walska Lotusland since 2016. He is the former Director of Horticulture and Facilities at Ladew Gardens, where he worked for 16 years. Tyler has a background in Ornamental Horticulture and has also interned and worked at Longwood Gardens and other private gardens.


New Date
Tuesday April 24 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 The Budget-Wise Gardener 
 with Kerry Ann Mendez (with book sale)

 Discover a wealth of ideas for getting the best price and value for exceptional plants. Learn about striking design concepts for eye-popping, pollinator-friendly landscapes requiring less maintenance and water. Container gardening takes on a whole new spin with these cost-effective, creative ideas! 
 As an award-winning garden designer, author and lecturer, Kerry Ann Mendez focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices. She has been on HGTV and in numerous magazines, published several best-selling books, lectures and holds webinars widely. Her latest book, The Budget-Wise Gardener, will be for sale.

 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 City Green: Public Gardens of New York 
 with Jane Garmey (with book sale)

 Public horticulture in New York City is rich and diverse. Many public gardens, such as the New York Botanical Garden, the High Line and Wave Hill are well-known. Others remain relatively undiscovered, including Green-Wood, Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, the Chinese Scholar’s Garden on Staten Island, and community gardens that started their lives as dangerous, garbage-strewn empty lots. In addition to a wealth of different design styles that range from traditional to contemporary and naturalistic, public gardens play an increasingly significant role in the quality of urban life. They also reveal a fascinating history, having been nurtured, preserved, and sometimes literally saved by the passionate efforts of individual citizens and visionary gardeners. 
 Jane Garmey is the author of Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley, Private Gardens of Connecticut, The Writer in the Garden, Great British Cooking: A Well-Kept Secret, and Great New British Cooking. She has written about gardens and interior design for Architectural Digest, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Elle Decor, and 1st Dibs, and for many years was the garden correspondent of Town & Country. Born in England, she lives in New York and Cornwall, Connecticut.

 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Introduction to Water Gardening 
with Tim Jennings

 Have you ever thought about adding a water feature to your landscape, but weren’t sure where to begin? Join us as we look at site considerations, types of pools, and a sampling of some of the plants you can grow to enhance your garden. 
 Tim Jennings, Senior Horticulturalist at Longwood Gardens, began his gardening journey working at local garden centers and helping a family friend with vegetable gardening. In 1986, Tim joined the Professional Gardener Training Program at Longwood. Afterwards, Tim spent two years working at Chanticleer Gardens before returning to Longwood as a full-time employee. Tim has served as the curator of Longwood’s Aquatic Collection over the past 24 years.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 From Ladew Gardens to the Grand Canyon: Protecting Historic Landscapes 
with William J. Cook

Historic preservation law plays a crucial role in in the preservation of America’s heritage. Using recent examples and narratives, Will Cook, Associate General Counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will explore preservation success stories, and a few losses, through a legal lens. He will talk about both local and nationwide preservation issues and suggest creative strategies for advocates to consider.

In addition to his position at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Will is also a board member for the Valleys Planning Council, the National Preservation Institute, New York Preservation Archive Project, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. Will currently teaches preservation law at Columbia University and lectures regularly to national audiences on issues related to property, land use, and historic preservation law.








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Ladew Topiary Gardens 3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111