Wednesday Evening Lecture Series: The Spirit of Stone
May 10 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 pmMembers: $5.00 Non-Members: $10.00
Wednesday Evening Lecture Series: The Spirit of Stone: Celebrating Natural Stone in the Landscape
presented by Jan Johnsen
The element of stone in a garden has two important qualities: function and beauty. It also conveys a sense of permanence and place. Since ancient times, stone has been revered for bringing a special “feel” to a garden. Be inspired by creative and practical uses for stone in the landscape: steps, paths, garden walls, dry streams, benches, rock gardens, driveways and more. Stone’s practicality is especially appreciated by homeowners concerned with low maintenance, sustainability and water conservation – with the side benefit of enhancing property value. In her new book (February 15, 2017), The Spirit of Stone: 101 Practical & Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden, Jan celebrates this often seen natural material and highlights its myriad uses in the landscape.
Reception begins at 6:45 pm, lecture at 7:15 pm.
Jan Johnsen is a highly regarded landscape designer, author and teacher with a passion for plants, rocks and beautiful gardens. An advocate of the transformational power of Nature upon our well-being, Jan is an award-winning instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and writes the popular blog, “Serenity in the Garden.”
Trained in landscape architecture, planning and professional horticulture, Jan has worked in Japan, Hawaii, Kenya, among other places. She is a co-principal of the design/build firm, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools, in Westchester County, New York. Her firm received a merit award in 2014 from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). Her landscapes have appeared in many magazine and books.
For seven years she taught in the landscape design program at Columbia University and now speaks around the country. Her Facebook page is Heaven is a Garden.