Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


July, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Divine Design: The Garden As Art
From July 1 through August 31, 2001 see the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in a whole new way! In Divine Design: The Garden As Art, framed garden views are highlighted that are actual picture frames mounted to view specific vistas and elements of the garden design. The frames illuminate many distinct stylistic inspirations within BBG, such as the "Italianate" Osborn Garden, the tropical look of the Monocot Border, or the cottage garden style of the Shakespeare Garden. A self-guided interpretive tour explains principles of garden design such as the use of color, composition, form and light. A special garden design tour is available for adults, and special hands-on discovery workshops in design are available for children.

Call (718) 623-7200 for more information.

Web Finds

From the tiny Tropical Teacup garden to the intentionally built Ruin Garden, Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a 31-acre estate expressly designed and operated as a pleasure garden for the public. Their Web site is an elaborate preview of the garden. With The Garden Guide you can operate garden slide shows and vignettes at will. You will also find historical notes, a "what's blooming" feature, and many tantalizing photographs of this amazing garden -- plus driving directions.


Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Iris Eternal Bliss"