Zoom. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates - The Arboretum
Become a Member!

Saturday, March 27; 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Zoom. Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates

Located in Zoom

About this Zoom talk

Click here for the latest calendar of programs.

March 27, 2021

Join author/photographer Saxon Holt for a virtual presentation about how to understand and work with the various micro-climates and choose plants for ornamental value and resilient landscapes.

A life-long gardener, Saxon spent his professional time as a commercial photographer until 1985 when he discovered gardening and could no longer stay indoors. He quickly developed a reputation as a photographer with a distinct vision and understanding of plants and landscapes.

His work and his own books increasingly focus on the relationship between gardens and the land, seeking a sustainable aesthetic that can enhance both gardener and the earth – Garden Earth.  In the seminal 2004 book Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates Saxon was determined “to change the aesthetic of what we expect to see in a garden photograph”. The book received awards from both The American Horticultural Society and The Garden Writers of America.

Following the publication of that book he focused his attention on the Summer-Dry Project to help gardeners have success in summer dry climates.  The newly released book is Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates by author Nora Harlow and Saxon as photographer

His work has been featured in diverse publications from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture Magazine, to Smithsonian and Money Magazine along with most major book publishers, as well as calendars, newspapers, and note cards. Register here.

About This Event


Free for members
$10 for non-members

More Information

Registration required

Arboretum Logo

© 2019 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden • 626.821.3222 • 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007