SP20 The Winter Garden that Doesn't Sleep

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Saturday February 1

9:30 AM  –  12:00 PM

The Winter Garden that Doesn't Sleep

Instructors: Sarah Coury and Ben Pick

Saturday, February 1; 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$38 Member | $48 Non-member

Limit: 15 students

BREG Elective - 2 Hours


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The winter garden is just as important as other seasons and deserves the same level of appreciation, design intent, and awareness of the habitat it provides. This class will explore all aspects of adding winter beauty and usefulness to garden spaces, including winter-blooming flowers, designing for woody and evergreen structure, learning to appreciate intricate seedheads and tawny grasses, and welcoming wildlife. 

Sarah Coury co-owns Saturnia Farm in Haywood County, which specializes in holistic production of perennials, natives plants and cut flowers. She helps manage several large gardens in Asheville, and formerly worked as a horticulturalist at TNCA. Sarah's background is in wildlife conservation, and her passion is creating multi-use garden spaces that provide both high habitat value for native plants and animals, and the healing qualities of beauty for people.

Ben Pick grew up in Asheville and has been deeply influenced by his time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since graduating from NC State University in Horticulture Design, he has traveled and gained experience in many different gardens. He now runs a small garden services company, Meadow Edge LLC, and also co-owns a specialty plant nursery, Saturnia Farm, in Clyde, North Carolina. 


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