Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in Natural Landscape Design and Land Care

Thursday, December 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Many garden clubs and community groups promote various forms of nature-scaping these days. Meadows, pollinator plantings, and vegetated buffers are some popular forms. Some private homeowners adopt them as well. 

Yet, some members of the public find these styles unacceptable and even offensive. Sometimes, landscape companies find these styles hard to install and maintain. Occasionally, a young meadow is mistaken for a weedy field and mowed. Sometimes, the result is neighborhood disagreements, blight citations, court orders, or disappointed volunteers.

Is the problem one of the embattled traditions, differing expectations, or fundamental design problems?

In this two-hour talk, we'll look at the sources of friction. We'll share quotes from industry members as they discuss trends and challenges.  Let’s look at how to put a different spin on this sometimes-difficult conversation. Be prepared for some sighs, some laughs, and perhaps even a bit of controversy.

Sponsored by the Haddam office of the UConn Extension System for master gardeners, 1066 Saybrook Road in Haddam. Open to the public. Register here

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