Designing with Natives: A Visit to Larry Weaner's Suburban Property

28sep6:00 pm8:00 pmDesigning with Natives: A Visit to Larry Weaner's Suburban Propertywith Larry Weaner (Day 1)

Event Details

Ecology-Based Design for Western Pennsylvania Gardens and Restoration: An Intensive Course Developed & Instructed by Larry Weaner


Experiencing wild nature needn’t be limited to the remotest regions of the world. It can occur in even the smallest backyard garden. Learn how noted landscape designer Larry Weaner interacts with and responds to ecological processes to create an ever-evolving wild yet still ornamental garden in his small property outside Philadelphia. Learn how this brains-over-brawn approach goes beyond simple editing of what occurs naturally and incorporates natural processes and plants’ reproductive abilities to achieve common aesthetic and functional goals. And perhaps most importantly, discover how loosening the reins can bring a newfound mystery and discovery to even the smallest garden.

Presented by: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Location: Phipps Special Events Hall


Program Fee

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden or Phipps Members: $20

Non-members: $23


Please register for each day separately, registration for Day 2 is available here.

Designing with Natives: Advanced Ecological Design Workshop with Larry Weaner

Thursday, September 29 | 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

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(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

Registration for Day 1 of this workshop is managed by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. If you are unable to attend or have any questions about your registration, please contact or call Phipps at (412) 622-6914.