Maria von Brincken Teaches Color Gardens at Mass Hort

Color Gardens:

Learn to Create Three-Season Flower Gardens with Winter Appeal

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In this three-session tutorial course Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage.

You’ll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.

Through hands-on practice sessions, participants make a landscape/garden color palette, and then learn the system to design plant combinations in color sequences through the seasons. Finally, you’ll take tutorial walks in the Bressingham Garden illustrate class lectures and exercises.

Maria von Brincken, principle of Maria von Brincken Landscape Garden Design, is an award-winning certified designer (APLD and LI) celebrating her 21st year in professional practice. Maria specializes in custom beautiful spaces and colorful flower gardens using native and ornamental plants.

Trained as a fine artist, color theorist, and organic gardener Maria brings years of critical design thinking to her landscape solutions. Her design has been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine, Landscape Ideas You Can Use and others. A former contributing editor to LandShapes Magazine, her writing has also been published in NELDHA’s Perspectives, APLD’s The Designer, and

Her lectures and workshops have been featured at the MHS, Boston The Flower Show, Radcliffe Seminars, the Landscape Institute, Conn. Master Gardener’s Conference, Perennial Plant Conference, ELA- just to name a few. Her lectures, classes, and workshops teach successful ways of thinking and techniques.

Learn more about Maria and her work at

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