Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Jenny Rose Carey
Glorious Shade Gardens: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden
Jenny Rose Carey, senior director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm Gardens, will discuss design ideas and horticultural suggestions for shade gardening. She will show her inspirational photos from shade gardens that she has visited and talk about shade-specific design ideas. She will present some of her favorite native and non-native, but well-behaved, shade plants. Her personally tested tips for planting and maintaining a shade garden will round out this talk, which is based on her book Glorious Shade (Timber Press, 2017).
Carey, a noted educator, historian, and author, oversees the public gardens and educational programs at Meadowbrook Farm Gardens. She previously worked at Temple University, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum. While there she co-wrote a history of arboretum, A Century of Cultivation.
She has been lecturing nationally and internationally for many years. She is an avid, hands-on gardener who has gardened in both England and the United States. Her Victorian property, Northview, contains diverse garden spaces, including a shade garden, moss garden and a stumpery. Carey and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden, in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine and the Pennsylvania Gardener.
Book sale and signing to follow.
Sponsored By: TBA