Rick Darke, nationally known horticulturalist, to speak at DelVal Feb. 10

Jan 06, 2010






























Lecture: Elements of Creative Gardening: Experience, Observation and Imagination

Speaker: Author and horticulturalist Rick Darke

Date:  Feb. 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Place: Mandell 114



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.

Darke 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, botanic gardens and private residential landscapes. His 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.