Garden Design Luncheon with Joe Eck; In honor of Wayne Winterrowd

WHEN: Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 10:00AM - 12:30PM
WHERE: Rhode Island Country Club

Blithewold's Garden Design Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 4, from 10 a.m. through midday.  Join us for an illustrated talk by Joe Eck followed by a relaxing luncheon and raffle at the Rhode Island Country Club.

This event will be held in honor of Wayne Winterrowd.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. 

Register by October 22: $65 for Blithewold Members, and $75 for Non-members. 
Price for registrations after October 22: $75 Blithewold Members, and $85 for Non-Members.

A portion of the proceeds will support a fund that has been created in Wayne Winterrowd's memory.

Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, partners in North Hill, the garden design firm they founded in l977, have also created a celebrated garden of the same name. Both traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada as design consultants, and as lecturers on horticultural subjects and on garden design.

Located in south-central Vermont, North Hill is a garden of approximately seven acres under intense cultivation, surrounded by a larger tract of mature hardwood forest of beech and maple. Begun on raw ground in l977, it has now reached a settled maturity, and contains a comprehensive collection of plants hardy to zones 5 and 4, and with careful siting and protection, Zones 6 and 7. Collections within the garden include plantings of heathers and dwarf conifers, antique and species roses, bamboos, unusual perennials and annuals, an extensive rock and bog garden, a large collection of hybrid deciduous magnolias, an ornamental vegetable garden and many tender conservatory plants. Most notable are large masses of naturalized bulbs, many thousands of which have been planted over the years.

Wayne Winterrowd was the author of Annuals for Connoisseurs (Prentice Hall, l992), and Joe Eck is the author of Elements of Garden Design (Henry Holt, l995). Together they have written two books, one on the evolution of their own garden ( The Year at North Hill, Little Brown, l995) and an apologia for vegetable gardens (Living Seasonally, Henry Holt, l999). Wayne Winterrowd has edited a collection of essays on roses titled Roses :A Celebration, which was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in October, 2003. His encyclopdic reference, Annuals and Tender Plants for North American Gardens was published by Random House in April, 2003. Joe Eck’s Elements of Garden Design was re-published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 2005. Their most recent book, Our Life in Gardens was published by FSG in February, 2009, and is now in its fourth printing. Both Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd are frequent contributors to Horticulture magazine. They and their garden have been the subject of several feature profiles in The New York Times, in USA Today and in The Washington Post..

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