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.