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New Canaan Beautification League
NCBL Webinar - "The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer"
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.

Jan 6, 2021 09:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bill Thomas
Executive Director and Head Gardener @Chanticleer, Wayne PA
Bill arrived at the 48-acre pleasure garden Chanticleer in 2003, following 26 years at Longwood Gardens. He leads the talented and creative Chanticleer staff in its continued development of the young garden, now in its 27th year. He emphasizes an environmentally sensitive, multi-century approach to the property with a strong commitment to horticultural education. Chanticleer is a teaching garden, providing internships, scholarships and exchanges aimed at experiencing and learning the art of horticulture. The staff and he co-authored The Art of Gardening (Timber Press), recipient of the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award. Bill holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received the Scott Medal and Award in 2017 and the AHS Professional Award in 2016.