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Garden Lecture with Robert Clyde Anderson
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Naturalistic Planting on a Domestic Scale
PLEASE NOTE: Ticket sales end Saturday, June 27 at 6:00pm.
This illustrated talk will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener, in terms of both labor and expense. Using part of his own garden as the example, the presenter will share failures and successes in the development, over three seasons, of a wet meadow style planting. Topics addressed will include site selection and preparation, plant material sources, choices and acquisition, installation tips, and seasonal care.
Robert Clyde Anderson found his way to the Hudson Valley after a New York City career in illustration and book design. A native of Louisiana, Robert is a lifelong gardener and has designed and maintained gardens in Columbia County as well as serving as right-hand man for eight years at the former Loomis Creek Nursery in Claverack, NY.
In 2012 Robert was hired to launch the retail division of Pondside Nursery in Hudson NY, a new garden center specializing in standard and unusual perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees as well as select pottery, tools and garden accessories. At Pondside, Robert served as Creative Director and as the buyer for perennials, annuals and hardgoods, and wrote about plants and gardening for the nursery website/newsletter. In 2017 he resigned his position to concentrate on garden design, writing, teaching and public speaking, although he remains associated with Pondside as a consultant and designer.
Robert makes his home in Stuyvesant, NY where he maintains a two acre “laboratory” garden that includes shrub borders, a sunny terraced xeric garden, a shady wooded streamside area, a moist meadow, a kitchen garden and a small flock of chickens.