No one can grow an instant meadow, but this one-day seminar will quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create and maintain one. The seminar is designed to help participants begin a meadow or improve an existing one.
Topics include: Meadows defined, site selection, site preparation, the roles of grasses and flowering species, plant species selection, seeds versus plugs, seasonal considerations, weeds, and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three. We discuss design challenges and how to bring about community acceptance of this horticultural form. An extensive list of plants and design resources is included with the class.
This is the third time this 6-hour seminar will be offered at Garden in the Woods. The discussions have been lively! Past participants included horticulturists, landscape designers and architects, landscape installation professionals, interested homeowners, community volunteers, conservation commission members, and land trust representatives.
Bring a bag lunch.
Sponsored by New England Wildflower Society and Ecological Landscape Alliance. Fee: $80 for members of either sponsoring organization; $96 for non-members.
Phone New England Wild Flower: (508) 877-7630
Location: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701