September Meeting: Keith Wiley - On the Wild Side: An Experiment in New Naturalism

Sep 16, 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Welcome Back to all our members! We look forward to an exciting start to this new season. 

If you can't attend our meeting on the 16th to hear Keith Wiley, he will be speaking in Hamilton at the RBG on the evening of September 13, and at the Toronto Botanical Garden on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.  Keith will also be doing a full-day Seminar at the RBG Hamilton on Friday, September 14 from 10:00 til 4:00. Check their websites for details. Don't miss this chance to hear a world-class speaker!


On the Wild Side: An Experiment in New Naturalism

Keith Wiley
"On the wild side - an experiment in new naturalism". We will be looking at the treasure trove of gardening ideas to be found in nature, from under our noses to far-flung corners of the globe.  By allowing our observations of natural landscapes to inform our plantings, Keith believes that we can loosen the strait-jacket that long-established horticultural practices impose. allowing the enormous creative potential, latent within most of us, the freedom to express itself


Keith Wiley

Over 25 years as head gardener at The Garden House in Devon, Keith evolved a style of gardening based on modifying natural landscapes from around the globe. The garden he created was described by national commentators as 'one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today' and the best example of 'leading-edge horticulture' in this country.   Keith is a regular contributor to horticultural / lifestyle magazines and has appeared on many gardening television programmes in the UK. The Wileys now run their own nursery and are creating a new garden which was recently featured in the RHS magazine (Feb 2008), as well as many other magazines.  Keith has written 2 books and has lectured widely all over the world.



Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON