The Layered Garden

A 2014 Winter Lecture Series Presentation

Pre-register for 3 lectures and get the 4th free!


Celebrated gardener David Culp shows us how to recreate the majestic display of Brandywine Cottage, his renowned garden in Downingtown, Pa. – a treasure listed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens.  


The lecture – first in the popular Winter Lecture Series on Thursday nights – includes basic lessons in layering: choosing correct plants based on how they change throughout the seasons, designing a layered garden, and tips for maintaining it. To illustrate, David takes you on a virtual tour through each part of his magnificent two-acre garden, featured numerous times in Martha Stewart Living and HGTV. The talk culminates with an inventory of his signature plants for all seasons.  David’s acclaimed book The Layered Garden, a Garden Writers Association 2013 Best Overall Book, will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.


The Winter Lecture Series is sponsored by Delaware Grounds Management Association. This lecture is sponsored by Sam Brown's Wholesale Nursery in Malvern Pa.


BIO: David Culp is the creator of Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pa. His articles have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Fine Gardening, and Green Scene. A former contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society, David is Vice President for Sunny Border Nurseries in Connecticut, a Longwood Gardens herbaceous perennials instructor, and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal Plant Selection Committee member. He developed the Brandywine Hybrid strain of hellebores, and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on snowdrops.




Please note that this lecture has reached capacity.  Check out our other Winter Lecture Series events coming up!


Date Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Event held at TheDCH
Registration cost Member Price:  $10.00
Non-Member Price:  $15.00