Rick Darke, a famous horticulturist, naturalist, and photographer to lecture 4/21.

Apr 19, 2010

Rick Darke • Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:30 p.m. • Mandell 114

Arboretum Members: Free
Nonmembers: $5
DelVal students: FREE

Reception in Mandell lobby begins 6:45 p.m. Book-signing immediately follows the presentation.

How can we best bring our experience, our powers of observation and our imagination to the making of uniquely inspired, sustainable landscapes? Rick Darke will explore the essential elements of creative design by looking at a wide array of global gardens and regional habitats.

Rick heads a Pennsylvania-based consulting firm focused on landscape ethics, photography and contextual design. His work blends art, ecology and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. His projects include scenic byways, transportation corridors, corporate and collegiate campuses, conservation developments, botanical gardens and private residential landscapes. Rick’s work has been featured on National Public Radio and is reflected in his many books, including The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest and The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes. His latest book, an expanded edition of William Robinson’s classic, The Wild Garden, was published in November 2009 by Timber Press.