Native Plant Gardens: Designing for Beauty


Saturday, 02/18/2023    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Hazen Memorial Library
3 Keady Way, Shirley, MA, 01464

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Presented by Amanda Sloan

Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464

Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:30am to 12:30pm

Note: masks are recommended for all indoor meetings

Most of us gardeners understand why native plant gardens are so important for creating habitat and supporting pollinators, but now it’s time to kick things up a notch! Can native plants be used to design a stunning garden? Indeed, they can! Whether you are designing for an exacting client, or spiffing up your own gardens, learn some design tips and tricks for a native plant garden that is not only ecologically sustainable, but also beautiful.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Shirley Charitable Foundation.

About the presenter: Amanda Sloan has 28 years of experience on a wide variety of projects in landscape design, including native plant gardens, dog parks, accessible trails, school and playground gardens, rain gardens, and environmental design throughout New England. Her experience includes project design and management from conceptual design through ecological landscape design topics. Bringing her strong interest in the connections between people and nature to her work, Amanda is well versed in the use of native plants and ecological approaches to design.

Now an independent consultant as Raingarden Design Studio, Amanda previously served as a landscape architect for BETA Group, a landscape designer with Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio (Wellesley and Vermont), and a landscape architect with GLA Landscape Architecture (East Providence, RI). Until recently she served on the board of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and she is currently on the board of Rolf Sylvan Gardens in Chatham, MA.

Get Seeds

Members may select seeds from our seed sharing collection at this meeting. These are seeds that have been donated by seed companies.