2020 Winter Lecture Series Bundle - Members Register for ALL 4 and Save!

DCH Member Benefit! Register for all 4 Winter Lecture Series Sessions and SAVE!


4-Session Bundle for DCH Members: $100 (Save $20!)


Join us for our 2020 Winter Lecture Series featuring four of our accomplished and nationally renowned Rare Plant Auction® (RPA) plant experts. As we gear up to celebrate the 40th and Final RPA® at Longwood Gardens on April 25, guests will be treated to an in-depth exploration of the knowledge, expertise, and philosophy of these brilliant minds that have helped craft this year’s grand finale event. Refreshments will be served at all lectures; wine and beer available for purchase. 


Tuesday, January 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Dan Benarcik - “The Artistry of the Garden; The Resurgence of Craft and Technique in Today’s Gardens” 

Join Dan Benarcik as he discusses “The Artistry of the Garden; The Resurgence of Craft and Technique in Today’s Gardens” with a focus on alluring additions and practical methods that are intriguing and perhaps relate to our own gardens. Learn about reimagined elements such as creative structures and tutors of natural materials along with plant choices and strategies to improve impact and interest while employing sustainable practices. You will leave inspired to consider new ideas.


Thursday, February 6, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Rick Darke - “Design for Resilience in Dynamic Urban Landscapes”

Using diverse examples of spontaneous and scripted urban landscapes, Rick Darke will show us how observing living communities can inspire and support creative design and stewardship. The focus will be on the regenerative qualities of dynamic relationships and the resiliency that results from celebrating the inevitability of change.


Thursday, February 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Andrew Bunting - “Travelling the World in Search of Rare Plants” 

Join Andrew Bunting for his presentation on exploring the globe for the next new plant.  Andrew has participated in seed collecting expeditions throughout the United States, as well as, South Africa, China, Taiwan and Vietnam.  He has also been on trips to visit nurseries in Japan, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, to name a few, looking for interesting ornamental plants for the home garden.  Please join us for an interesting presentation that will take us around the world on many adventures in search of botanical gems.  Refreshments will be served. Wine and beer available for purchase. 


Thursday, March 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Patrick Cullina - “Dynamic Doers: Essential Plants for Dynamic Landscapes”

Each year, as the nursery industry continues to introduce increasing numbers of plant selections and as certain varieties overwhelm the marketplace, achieving key landscape goals such as diversity, durability and artistry can be challenging. This presentation will explore a range of plants with which dynamic, transformational landscapes can be created—landscapes that consume less and provide more than the all too common efforts driven by novelty, homogeneity and mulch.


Date Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Event held at DCH
Registration cost Member Price:  $100.00
Contact Marcia Stephenson
Registration for this event is closed.