Bill Thomas, Executive Director and Head Gardener at Chanticleer, will give us a visual tour of one of the most artistic public gardens in America. This garden, located in Wayne, PA, is an ever-evolving pleasure garden designed to delight all the senses in every season. His book, The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques, will be available at Elm Street Books.
Chanticleer, once the home of the Rosengarten family, is known for its residential-scale plant combinations featuring foliage textures and colors, its wide variety of containers, and its imaginative homemade furniture. This is a garden where the staff are the designers, competing with each other and with the horticultural world to make the garden fun, visually exciting, and environmentally responsible. Bill will offer insights on what inspires this special place.