Garden Dialogues 2017: Houston

Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2017: Houston

Garden Dialogues 2017: Houston
May 06, 2017
Peckerwood Garden
Hempstead, TX
United States

In May, get exclusive access to Peckerwood Garden and the rare opportunity to hear directly from the artist and visionary who created the garden. Light refreshments will be served.

Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice. Learn how clients and designers work together, and what makes for a great, enduring collaboration.

Dry Garden and Art Gallery - Photo by Marion Brenner

Saturday, May 6, 3:00 - 5:00pm | Hempstead
John Fairey of Peckerwood Garden in dialogue with Keiji Asakura of Asakura Robinson Company

Founded by artist and visionary John Fairey in the early 1970s, this private garden is widely acclaimed for the originality of its design, the breadth of its botanic collections, and its education and conservation programs. Located at the convergence of three climatic zones near Houston, Texas, the garden features more than 3,000 plants from Mexico, Asia, and the United States, many of which are no longer found in the wild. 

Fairey’s highly innovative combinations of color and texture have inspired countless gardeners not just from Texas but far beyond.  As one author noted, “John has expanded the palette of plants for gardeners in the South and Southeast . . . He is continually experimenting with plants and treating his garden as an artist’s canvas on which he paints with light, foliage, and even the wind." The sculptural quality of these plantings echoes the international-caliber collection of Mexican folk art displayed in the original residence, which was converted to a gallery in 2007. 

The garden’s unique design has influenced landscape architects, designers, and horticulturists from across the country and around the world.  It encourages other gardeners to expand their definition of what constitutes a beautiful landscape to include design features that are consistent with Texas plants and climate.

2.0 LA CES™ Professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Refund Policy:
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.

3:00 to 5:00 pm
Peckerwood Garden
20559 FM 359 Road
Hempstead, TX 77445
United States