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The Evolution of Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden: A Horticultural Lecture by Lisa Roper


New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, Manhattan

This year’s three lectures illuminate how deeply an intimate garden like Wave Hill is embedded in the larger world of horticulture. Lisa Roper has devoted 28 years to gardening at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne, PA, where for the last five years she has been developing Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden, on a site created in 2000 and planted with a mix of grasses, Mediterranean plants, drought-tolerant perennials and annuals and hardy succulents. Roper will speak about how form, texture, color and rhythm are carefully considered as she plants and edits, photography serving to inform her design decisions. Roper holds a BFA in Fine Art from The Cooper Union, and trained at Longwood Gardens. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design. The final lecture of the series takes place on March 20, when Coralie Thomas will speak about the evolution of her career as a young gardener.

Individual tickets: $30, with a 10% discount for Wave Hill Members and students.  Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended, online.  Student tickets available lecture evening only, at the door, space permitting and with a valid ID.

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