Saturdays, 10am - 12pm, March 25th, April 1, 8, 15, 29, May 6

Garden Design

Presented by Don Statham

In this workshop, we will look at different types of gardens: biodiversity, low maintenance gardens for older gardeners, native plant gardens, formal gardens and meadow-inspired gardens. We will think about and study composition, plants for seasonal interest, plants for shade or sun, and perennials and shrubs that do well in Delaware County. Students will leave the class with a garden design plan for their own garden.  We will also discuss and source where to purchase plants locally in the Catskills, best planting times and planting techniques.

Materials list:

$500 (six weeks)


Don Statham has been a garden designer in New York state, England and Scotland for more than 30 years. He wrote a quarterly garden column for Kaatskille Life and a garden blog called "Rooting for Ideas" Don has delivered many garden talks about the making of his own garden at Totem Farm in East Meredith NY, the New Perennial Movement, Arts and Craft garden principles and garden design ideas generally. Over several decades, his own garden at Totem Farm in East Meredith served as a laboratory for testing plants for hardiness and disease resistance. He also planted a willow nursery that allowed him to create living and dried willow structures.
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