Mt. Cuba Center Programs Spring - Summer 2019 S2019-Programs-JOOMLA - Page 18

FEATURED PROGRAMS Wicked Plants: The Exhibit Delaware Museum of Natural History June 22 through September 2 Inspired by author Amy Stewart’s best-selling book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is hosting this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit that gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Mt. Cuba is joining in the fun by highlighting wicked plants in our gardens throughout the season and offering the Wicked Plants of the Northeast class on July 13. Transforming Habitat Restoration: Planning with Technology With Nate Shampine, CERP, and Jeff Allenby New and exciting applications for GIS technology and other state-of-the-art analytic tools are making landscape restoration projects easier. Through case studies, first-hand experience, and a variety of diagnostic techniques, learn how Nate and Jeff combine land cover statistics, hydrologic information, soil parameters, and other data to prioritize their conservation goals. Discover how this technology can identify critically important corridors for wildlife movement and pinpoint key habitats for conserving rare plants. Land managers, conservationists, ecologists, and private land holders will leave with concepts for incorporating technologies in the decision- making process when generating new ecological restoration projects. On-site tours and practical applications of these technologies complete the day. Tuesday, July 16 (Rain Date: Tuesday, July 23) 10 am – 2:30 pm $69 (Lunch included) 18 Garden Design Clinic With Annie Guilfoyle Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with Annie Guilfoyle, an award-winning garden designer from London, England. In this information-filled, two-day workshop, Annie introduces students to the design process and problem-solving techniques, leading to a basic conceptual layout for your garden. Through discussion, hands-on designing, and individual direction, learn how to assess your site, where to find inspiration, and how to turn your dreams into a workable garden plan. The program also includes an introduction to making wise plant selections, using the gardens at Mt. Cuba for inspiration. Leave with a plan in progress from which to continue your design concepts. This clinic is suited to homeowners who want to redesign their garden, people working in the garden industry, and landscape designers. A detailed list of required materials is available with the online class description. Tuesday & Wednesday, August 6 & 7 Tuesday: 1 – 4 pm Wednesday: 10 am – 4 pm (Lunch included) $199 Annie Guilfoyle is the principal of Creative Landscapes in West Sussex (UK) and an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal winner. Her design style varies from contemporary to traditional and urban to rural. She teaches at Great Dixter and West Dean in the UK, lectures throughout Europe and the USA, and is a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated. With Noel Kingsbury, Annie established Garden Masterclass, one-day workshops taught by some of the most innovative people in the gardening world. She sits on the RHS selection panel for show gardens and judges at garden shows in Denmark, Italy, and Russia.