March Meeting featuring Lisa Roper of Chanticleer Garden

Mar 11, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaker starts at 1:30

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Chanticleer and the Evolution of the Gravel Garden

Lisa Roper
Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The beautiful grounds encompass 15 distinct garden "rooms," with creative, impressionist plantings, seamlessly woven into rolling lawns, curving pathways, gentle hills, and magnificent woodlands. Gardeners have artistic freedom to choose plants, to integrate sculpture, to design and experiment—which has made this garden so special. During her presentation, Lisa will give an overview of Chanticleer and an in-depth tour of the Gravel Garden, where for the past four years Lisa has been developing the Chanticleer Gravel Garden, a gently sloping well-drained south- facing site. Planted with a mix of fine textured grasses, gray-leafed Mediterranean plants, hardy succulents, Asclepias tuberosa, and Echinacea tenesseensis, Lisa will discuss how form, texture, color and rhythm are carefully considered.


Lisa Roper

Lisa Roper is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne Pa. where she has gardened for the past 26 years in various parts of the garden.  Lisa also photographs Chanticleer Garden weekly for What’s in Bloom on the Chanticleer website. Lisa has a BFA in fine art from The Cooper Union in NYC where she studied photography and painting. She is a graduate of the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program. Lisa has been a guest gardener at Stellenbosch University Garden in South Africa and Great Dixter in West Sussex, UK. She is also a contributor to The Art of Gardening, design inspiration and planting techniques from Chanticleer. In her spare time, she gardens at home with her husband, Allan Summers and a flock of chickens who nibble the insects as she weeds.


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