Climate Reality: Re-Generation of the Landscape - The Arboretum
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Sunday, June 2; 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Climate Reality: Re-Generation of the Landscape

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Sunday, June 2
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$25 Arboretum members per class / $35 non–members per class (includes Arboretum Admission)

Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape highlights the current endangered state of our landscapes and offers solution-oriented techniques for zero-waste/carbon-neutral garden designs, drawing upon nature’s processes. Shawn focuses on how nurturing living soil, capturing rainwater, sequestering carbon, and planting climate-appropriate plants for biodiversity are not just aspirational design practices, but real life solutions accessible to homeowners, garden enthusiasts, and landscape professionals alike. It is possible to enjoy beautiful gardens that work towards carbon-neutrality and actively regenerate our environment.


Shawn Maestretti, the principal of SMGA and the creator of the talk series, ‘Climate Reality: Regeneration of the Landscape’, has been designing lush, vibrant green spaces and environmentally sensible gardens since 2006.

Shawn is a designer, plantsman, licensed landscape architect, certified arborist, licensed landscape contractor, and educator. Highly collaborative with a strong attention to detail and a knack for problem-solving, Shawn helps his clients realize outdoor living spaces they will connect with for years to come. His unique background combines extensive horticultural experience, strong composition skills, and environmentally-sensible practices with a wide palette of visually and textually interesting California-friendly plants —breathing new life and a sense of place into every garden.


$25 per session Arboretum members
$35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)

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*Pre-registration is required.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the class non-viable. If the Arboretum cancels a class, registrants will be offered a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the start of the class. For all other cancellations, your payment will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee.

Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

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