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Planting the Seed: A Conversation about Boscobel’s Meadow Plan

Saturday, May 20, 2023

We hope you will join us on Saturday, May 20th to celebrate the next phase of Boscobel’s site and programmatic development!

This intimate gathering will share our plans for our new native meadow, designed to embrace and highlight and Hudson Valley’s natural diversity and history. Starting this year and over the next several years, Boscobel hopes to devote over an acre of our site to this exciting project, creating a dynamic, evolving, and beautiful habitat for everyone to enjoy.

Enjoy learning about the benefits of planting native meadows and what this new addition will mean to everyone who visits Boscobel. Our keynote speaker is renowned native meadow expert Larry Weaner, Founder and Principal of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, who is guiding Boscobel through this transformative process and who will share his philosophy and vision with us.

Light refreshments will be served. Space for this event is very limited.

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Keynote Speaker: Larry Weaner, Founder and Principal of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

Larry Weaner founded Larry Weaner Landscape Associates in 1982, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science, and the traditions of garden design.

His design and restoration work spans more than twenty states the U.K., and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalLandscape Architecture MagazineGarden DesignAmerican GardenerWildflower Magazine, ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog, and the North American Native Plant Society’s The Blazing Star.

Larry has received numerous awards for his work, including the Landscape Design Award from the New England Wildflower Society for use of native plants in “exceptional and distinctive landscape compositions” and the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award from The Native Plant Center.  The Garden Club of America awarded him an honorary membership in 2015.

His approach to creating and managing native landscapes appeals to audiences nationwide.  Larry has presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual and state chapter meetings, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) events, Cultural Landscape Foundation tours, and the Garden Writers Association National Conference.  He has also spoken at the New York Botanical Garden, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, and the National Wildlife Federation, among many other venues.  He is a founding member of Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), a former member of APLD’s Environmental Committee, and an Affiliate member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

In 1990, Larry developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), a conference and workshop series dedicated to advancing the art and science of natural landscape design. Co-sponsors of NDAL programs include the Atlanta Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Connecticut College Arboretum, and the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, among others.  This influential series has a loyal following in the landscape field and in 2016 received the New England Wildflower Society’s first annual Regional Impact Award.

Larry authored Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change with Tom Christopher (Timber Press, 2016).  Their book received a 2017 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society.

Questions? Reach out to Martha Pearson, Development Director, at 845-265-3638 ext. 111.

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