From Martha Gellens at Wave Hill:
WAVE HILL OFFERS SIGNATURE SERIES OF HORTICULTURAL LECTURES FOR AVID GARDENERS
Lectures Take Place January 22, February 19 and March 19 at Manhattan’s New York School of Interior Design from 6–7:30PM
This season’s horticultural lecture series offers dynamic presentations that strongly inform and highlight the importance of nurturing and managing gardens. The opening lecture is given by Louis Bauer, a trained architect and the Director of Horticulture at Greenwood Gardens; he will explore ways a garden can be reinvented to inspire a new generation. Expert Cornell plant pathologist Margery L. Daughtrey will explore big garden issues and prepares gardeners to protect the plants they love. Lastly, Bill Cullina, award-winning author and Executive Director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, focuses on his favorite native woody plants and their place in a perennial garden.
January 22: Louis Bauer
Greenwood Gardens: Transforming a Country House into a Public Place for Horticulture
It’s easy to see coincidences between Wave Hill and Greenwood Gardens, both 28 acres and both former estates with dramatic views, though Greenwood looks out on New Jersey’s South Mountain Reservation. Unlike Wave Hill, Greenwood Gardens has been open for less than a year. The parallels provide a base for Greenwood’s Director of Horticulture, Louis Bauer, trained as an architect and a devoted community gardener, to explore the ways a garden can be saved, nurtured and reinvented to inspire a new generation.
February 19: Margery L. Daughtrey Dreadful Diseases Dangling Over Old Faithful Ornamentals
There are suddenly several new and re-emerging diseases that are very relevant to gardeners in the NYC area. With challenges like impatiens downy mildew, boxwood blight and rose rosette virus—plus new rusts and powdery mildews—what’s a plant lover to do? Margery Daughtrey, expert plant pathologist and Senior Extension Associate with Cornell’s Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, covers the myths and facts about these big garden issues, and prepares you to guard the plants you love.
March 19: William Cullina What do you Mean I’m Not a Perennial Native Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship
Most folks are familiar with the concept of the mixed border—perennials, annuals, shrubs and evergreens blended together in a seamless composition year-round. It sounds good in theory, but transplanting this concept into a real garden is more difficult than it seems. In this talk, award-winning author, Bill Cullina, Executive Director, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, profiles his favorite fifty “natural mixers,” focusing on native woody plants and how to manage them to bring, form, texture, color and wildlife to the perennial garden. Immediately following the lecture, join us for a special wine reception and book signing with William Cullina. Copies of his books will also be available on sale.
This ongoing series is hosted by the Friends of Horticulture Committee and devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world, Wave Hill’s 2014 Horticultural Lectures are held from 6 to 7:30PM at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan; seating is limited, and advanced reservations are recommended. Learn more at www.wavehill.org, where you may also purchase tickets for the series.
January 22 Louis Bauer: Greenwood Gardens—Transforming a Country House into a Public Place
February 19 Margery L. Daughtrey: Dreadful Diseases Dangling Over Old Faithful Ornamentals
March 19 William Cullina: What do you Mean I’m Not a Perennial Native Shrubs and Small
Trees for Perennial Companionship
WHERE Lectures begin at 6PM at the New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street in Manhattan
PRICE Lecture Sponsor: $300 (includes 2 series tickets)
Become a Lecture Sponsor to help underwrite the series.
Three-Lecture Series: $48 Wave Hill Member or Student/ $60 General
Individual Tickets: $20 Wave Hill Member or Student/ $25 General
For purchase online at www.wavehill.org by calling 718.549.3200×220
Space is limited; reserve in advance. Unused series tickets returned prior to lectures will be given to students pursuing careers in horticulture.
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
Wave Hill, Inc. is an independent, non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The buildings and grounds of Wave Hill are owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of the Bronx Borough President, and Bronx representatives in the City Council and State Legislature, Wave Hill’s operation is supported with public funds through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New