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Lessons from a new garden

  • Lewes Public Library 111 Adams Avenue Lewes, DE, 19958 United States (map)

Holly Shimizu

Having recently designed and developed a Delaware Garden with her husband, Osamu Shimizu, a garden designer, Holly will focus on lessons learned and how her approach to gardening has changed over time. Along with some good horticultural guidance, she will examine questions: What makes a great garden? How do we create garden spaces that are sanctuaries? How can we blend stewardship practices into our own horticultural endeavors?

Holly Shimizu is a nationally recognized, award-winning horticulturist who has worked in many parts of the world. Currently she is involved in helping restore the Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica. She is on the board of directors of the American Horticultural Society, Friends of the National Arboretum, and Advisory Council of the Delaware Botanic Gardens. For more than fourteen years she was the executive director of the United States Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Please note the starting time change to 1:00. The lecture and Q&A period will last about two hours. This is a great opportunity to visit the new Lewes Library.

All lectures of the Delaware Botanic Gardens are free.

Contact: Peggie Ravida,, 301-461-6985

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