Learn the Art of Planting Design this July at Mass Hort

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The Art of Planting Design: Learn to Design or Redesign your Gardens using the Plants You Love in Seasonal Sequence will be offered in person classes on three Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26 (10am-2pm).

Tutorial Walks in the Bressingham Garden at Elm Bank will be included. In this three-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, apply it to planting combinations that bloom throughout the season. You’ll learn how to use plants you love to create gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage.

You’ll learn how to create a flower garden that flowers from
spring to frost for sun and shade.

Classes feature hands-on practice sessions, color slide lectures of inspiring gardens and landscapes filled with “how to” information. You’ll learn Maria’s lay-out method using interlocking drifts and masses to create color sequences through the seasons. You’ll learn about how important lay-out to your garden design for four seasons (that includes winter).

Additionally, our tutorial walk in the Bressingham Garden
will illustrate class lectures and exercises and we’ll take it in real time. 
In class, we start with the idea of decluttering your garden using the same
principles as the Kondo method to tidy your home. Maria will lead you through 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 33rd 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, the
Boston Flower Show, Radcliffe Seminars, the Landscape Institute, Conn. Master Gardener’s Conference, Perennial Plant Conference, ELA Conference- 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 www.masshort.org

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