Situated on the sunny, south-facing flanks of the Lamb Hill in the foothills of the lofty Wicklow mountains, Hunting Brook garden is the boldly idiosyncratic creation of Jimi Blake, the noted Irish horticulturist, teacher and plantsman. Take a birds eye view of this stunning contemporary Irish Garden. For more go to huntingbrook.com.
Presented by Andrew Bunting, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
This lecture illustrates the transformation on Andrew Bunting’s garden in Swarthmore over a 15 year period. Andrew will cover the design principles he used to develop the garden and he will cover many of the interesting plant choices he made a long the way. The lecture also included his latest project, Vassar Farm, which is a joint project between he and his neighbors which was featured in the Wall Street Journal.”
Situated in the hanging valley of Varengeville-sur-Mer, in Haute-Normandie, the Bois des Moutiers is simultaneously an English Garden, a park with exotic species and an Arts & Crafts house. Antoine Bouchayer-Mallet shows us around the estate…
Presented by Jimi Blake, Hunting Brook Gardens.
The Almendro Tree must be the most impressive of all the jungle giants in Costa Rica’s rainforest. From root to top, this unique tree offers habitats, shelter and nourishment to an incredible number of creatures. Whenever an Almendro goes down, almost the entire community goes down with it, demonstrating the fragility of interdependent systems. A dramatic example of this principle is the Great Green Macaw. Wherever the tree disappears, the parrot no longer is found.