When:
Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018 7:00p -
8:30p

Where:
Grow Native Massachusetts at the Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts

Presented by Grow Native Massachusetts.


Ecologically attuned designers are increasingly looking to nature for inspiration in the design of managed landscapes. But connecting field botany to horticulture is complex, and insights gained from observations in the wild don’t always translate directly into a cultivated garden. Uli will use the recently expanded native flora garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a cultivated pine barrens and coastal plain grassland, as a case study— sharing lessons learned along the way as the project evolved from a concept into a dynamic, living landscape. Good design allows for change and succession to occur, and flexibility in design intent is a valuable strategy because things do not always work out as planned.

Uli Lorimer has been the Curator of Native Flora at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Garden for over a decade. He was instrumental in the expansion of the Garden’s native plant collection, using only material sourced from the wild and grown from seed. As Field Chair at BBG, he coordinates fieldwork with regional botanists and leads botanical expeditions for naturalists and horticulturists.


Co-sponsored by Mount Auburn Cemetery

CEUs Available: APLD (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

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