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‘Native Plants for New England Gardens’ talk with Beatrix Farrand Society

Community Author: Kerri Sands
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Mark Richardson | Contributed
Mark Richardson | Contributed

BAR HARBOR — The Beatrix Farrand Society will hold a talk “Native Plants for New England Gardens” with Mark Richardson 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Garland Farm, Bayview Drive.

New England is home to thousands of native plants and many of them are great choices for the garden. Richardson will discuss the importance of native plants in supporting ecosystems and explain how to choose the right ones for your particular piece of paradise.

Richardson is Director of Horticulture for Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. He also served as Botanic Garden Director for the New England Wild Flower Society, where he oversaw Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm native plant nursery. He is co-author of “Native Plants for New England Gardens” (Globe Pequot, 2018).

The talk will be held in the restored barn at Garland Farm, located on Route 3 in Bar Harbor. The historic property was the final home of noted landscape architect Beatrix Farrand and now showcases her restored gardens and horticultural library.

Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Students attend for free. Pre-registration appreciated: simply write to programs@beatrixfarrandsociety.org or leave a message at 207-288-0237 and consider yourself registered. Visit beatrixfarrandsociety.org for directions and more information.