‘Creating the Experiential Garden’ topic at Backyard Association on Feb. 19


From Special Reports

Many modern landscapes and gardens are designed to be beautiful when looked at from afar, but often they fail to provide an emotional bond or memorable experience for the gardener or the viewer. Learn how to create a garden that speaks to your soul at the Feb. 19 “Morning Glory” meeting of Coweta County Master Gardeners.

Carleton Wood, Executive Director of Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange, will lead a free hands-on workshop, “Creating the Experiential Garden,” to give Coweta gardeners ideas for making their landscapes richer and more meaningful. He’ll share time-honored ideas that will help participants better under understand why some gardens and landscapes are more successful than others.

The free lecture, from 10 a.m.-noon, is part of the MGEVs’ Backyard Association “Morning Glory” series held at the University of Georgia Extension-Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.

Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange, completed in 1916, features a home that was designed to flow gracefully into its gardens—a series of dwarf boxwood parterres that have adorned the estate’s terraces for more than 175 years. Hills and Dales is considered one of the best preserved 19th century gardens in the country.

Wood will bring the gardening ideas that enrich Hills and Dales to life through colorful illustrations and schematic design diagrams. His emphasis will be on creating special garden spaces while showing participants how they can do the same in their gardens. Under his guidance, participants will have the opportunity to create their own designs that can be applied to their landscapes.

The Morning Glory educational programs are sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The free presentations are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at UGA Extension-Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.

Please call the Extension office at (770) 254-2620 or email [email protected] for reservations. More information: www.ugaextension.org/coweta.

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