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Wednesday, September 26; 12:00PM - 2:00PM

The Re-Generation of Gardens

About This Event

What are the attributes of an ideal modern garden? 

Is it possible to create a garden that actively works to reverse climate change while being beautiful and flourishing?

We think so.

Join Shawn Maestretti on December 1st for his presentation “The Re-Generation of Gardens” to learn about the current endangered state of our landscapes, and solution-oriented techniques for real-world garden designs that draw upon natural processes. Shawn will focus on how nurturing living soil, capturing rainwater, sequestering carbon in created land forms, and planting climate-appropriate plants for biodiversity are prudent design practices that every garden-lover will want to know about. This presentation is for everyone from landscape professionals to amateur garden enthusiasts.

Shawn Maestretti, the principal of Shawn Maestretti Garden Architecture (SMGA) and the creator of ‘The Re-Generation of Gardens’, has been creating green spaces and lush, waterwise gardens since 2006.


December 1, 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Shawn Maestretti

$25 Arboretum members per class / $35 non–members per class (includes Arboretum Admission)

Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4628

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