Learn the basics of designing a garden and how to incorporate native plants! Native plants can be beautiful and are a great way to attract wildlife such as butterflies and birds to your garden. Identify planting goals and learn techniques to balance form (height/shape/leaf texture, etc.), function (habitat, screening, shade, flowers/fruit, etc.), seasonality, and site conditions (woodland, wetland, meadow, etc.). Using plants in Broadmoor's Nature Play Area native plants garden (designed by CBA), we will look at design, how to use design to attract wildlife and basic plant ID. A great chance to bring your garden design questions!
This class will run rain or shine as the garden can be viewed from inside or out.
Megan Tomkins is a principal and registered Landscape Architect at CBA Landscape Architects LLC in Cambridge, MA. She holds a BS from Cornell University; interned at the Arnold Arboretum after college; has done continuing education in invasive plant management through Umass Amherst; and she recently sat on the Cambridge Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force. Much of her professional work focuses on the design of public parks and playgrounds throughout Eastern Massachusetts. She always enjoys problem solving in the fields of horticulture, wetlands, and invasive plants.