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Thu, July 19, 2018

An Intimate Garden Talk and Lunch with Gordon Hayward


Join revered garden designer and author, Gordon Hayward at Nantucket Culinary as part of Nantucket Garden Festival 2018. Mr. Hayward will use his own garden in Vermont, as well as his tiny garden outside his cottage in the Cotswold Hills of England, to illustrate universal design principles that you can put to work in your garden.

Based on Gordon and Mary Haywards’ book The Intimate Garden, topics explored will include how to use plants to define the passage of the seasons; the importance of a garden entrance and a clear itinerary leading from it; making transitions between garden areas; how plants help choose their neighbors; sitting areas with varying moods; formal lines and informal planting; and placing ornaments with personal associations. Throughout the lecture, Hayward will weave in anecdotes about their three decades of making a new garden on an old place. The lecture is illustrated with slides to demonstrate how a garden can be made to look terrific twelve months of the year.

Tickets available through by clicking here or calling 508-228-0427

More about Mr. Hayward:

Gordon has been designing gardens professionally from his home in southern Vermont since 1985 with particular emphasis on gardens in the Northeast, as well as the Eastern Shore of Maryland, though he does work nationwide. He is also a nationally recognized garden writer and lecturer. He wrote for Horticulture Magazine for 25 years and lectured with the magazine on nine multi-city lecture tours across America.

Gordon was a contributing editor at Fine Gardening Magazine for six years and a contributing editor at the newly revamped Organic Gardening Magazine. He is the author of eleven books on garden design, two of which have won national awards.

Gordon and his wife Mary have been developing a 1 1/2 acre garden around their 240-year-old farmhouse in southern Vermont for the past twenty-nine years. Since 1995, they have also been developing a small garden outside their cottage in the village of Blockley in the North Cotswold Hills of England where Mary is from.


Thu, July 19, 2018
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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Nantucket Culinary
22 Federal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States


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