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Bok Tower Gardens - Walkabout: Seeing the Garden Through a Designer's Eye

» Event--Open to the Public

Overview

Date: 03/09/2013

Time: 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Location: Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, FL Lake Wales, Florida 33853

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Contact Information

Website: http://boktowergardens.org/contact-us

E-mail: jbeam@boktower.org

Contact Name: Jennifer Beam

Phone: 863.676.1408

Description

Join Billy and Bok Tower Garden's top horticulturist on a "behind the design" tour. There’s no substitute for getting out in the garden with a trained designer, to understand why we like what we like, then using that understanding to improve our own garden’s design. All well designed gardens, regardless of their location or style, employ the same basic principles to create beautiful, memorable, regionally appropriate spaces and plantings.


Topics covered in the tour include:
- Interpreting the grand vision: layout, paths, spaces, focal points that form the foundation of all great gardens, and how to resize them to a residential scale
- Using plants strategically to create garden rooms, provide shade, screen views, establish habitat, and reduce erosion
- Explaining the design principles that make gardens beautiful including color, harmony, contrast, scale, proportion, line, texture, and more
- Observing the visual characteristics of plants – such as form, foliage, floral color, seasonal fruit – to achieve the greatest artistic effect

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