Learn the Art of Planting Design using the Plants You Love this July

The Art of  Planting Design, Designing with the Plants You Love will be offered on three virtual Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29 (10am-2pm) with a site visit on Thursday, July 16. In this four-session tutorial course Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you the art of planting design. You’ll learn how to make your garden’s color palette and how to use plants you love to create 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.

This year Covid-19 takes us to the Zoom classroom. Don’t worry–the same hands-on exercises and attention will occur. Through hands-on practice sessions, color slide lectures of inspiring gardens and landscapes and filled with “how to”  information  you’ll learn Maria’s method to design  shrubs and perennials combinations in color sequences through the seasons. You’ll learn about lay-out and how important it is to your garden design for four seasons.

Additionally, our tutorial walk in the Bressingham Garden will illustrate class lectures and exercises and we’ll take it in real time as a field trip.  We’ll start with the idea of decluttering your garden using the same principles as the Kondo method to tidy your home. Maria will lead you thru the process. Once you have your list of the plants you love and are thriving in your garden, it’s time to design your garden.

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 GardenDrum.org.

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 about garden design and techniques.

Preregistration is required at Massachusetts Horticultural Society: https://www.facebook.com/events/303190687349335/

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