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November 2020

Free

Gardens and Tonic: Evolving Gardens with Holly Shimizu

November 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Explore how ideas and approaches to gardening can change over a lifetime with 2020 Scott Medal and Award Winner Holly Shimizu. “For over 40 years, has written and preached the gospel of gardening and horticulture throughout the nation and, indeed, throughout the world. " -…

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December 2020

CANCELED

Gardens and Tonic: Wreath Making Q&A

December 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney for an informal question and answer zoom meeting where participants can get live feedback on making their wreaths at home. This is not a how-to session, but rather a way for those making their wreaths at home to have…

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Gardens and Tonic: Spirit of Place – The Making of a New England Garden

December 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In addressing these topics in a slide presentation based on his new book, Spirit of Place, Bill Noble—a lifelong…

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March 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: New Zealand through a Gardener’s Eyes

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Richard Lyon and Claire Sawyers for an exploration of this fascinating part of the world beginning with a geological and cultural evolution of New Zealand as a landmass, then a distinct ecosystem, and finally how Polynesians and Europeans shaped the land to create the…

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April 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: Making Beautiful Books

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Rob Cardillo for a behind the scenes look at the joys and challenges of photographing three very different garden books – A Year at Brandywine Cottage (David Culp and Denise Cowie), Twenty One Trees (Mountain Top Arboretum), and The Seasonal Border (NYBG). Rob Cardillo…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: Bedrock Gardens – The Journey from a Private Sanctuary to a Community Refuge

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Jill Nooney for a story of how two people created a 37-acre garden over 35 years culminating in its becoming a public garden. Jill is the problem maker and Bob Munger is the problem solver. Jill has a ton of ideas and is impatient…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: Marvelous Maples: The 60 Million-Year Journey of the Genus Acer

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College Jake J. Grossman on this fascinating botanical journey! Over the last 60 million years, the genus Acer (maples) has radiated from its origins in present-day China to include roughly 160 species spread across the temperate north,…

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Gardens and Tonic: Celebrating Scott Arboretum’s Trees

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Julie Jenney to celebrate the fantastic trees of the Scott Arboretum on the eve of Arbor Day. After a brief history of the arboretum and virtual tour of some of her favorite campus scenes, Julie will highlight several of the arboretum's most prized trees,…

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May 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: Welcome to Peony Season: Let’s Arrange with One of Nature’s Stars!

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Valerie McLaughlin, American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), for a virtual webinar featuring this lush, lovely gift from the garden – peonies! Learn easy, unique, and interesting techniques showcasing this magnificent flower that is just starting to bloom in May. Since this will be…

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