Sep 17th, 2014

Join us for a Walk and Talk: Greening the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

lake Sydnor

One of the many topics Garden Guide Susie Austin will discuss during the tour is how Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden uses various eco-friendly plantings to improve the water in Lake Sydnor.

Join Garden Guide and volunteer Susie Austin as she leads you on a tour discovering sustainable initiatives that help bring Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in balance with the natural world. Learn how many small changes are adding up to a lighter footprint for a major public garden, and how you can adapt these changes to make similar changes in your own yard and home garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.  Austin’s other claim-to-fame is that she’s Rose Garden horticulturist Jay Austin’s mom, so this will be a bit of an insider tour!

Austin explains, “The focus of the tour will be sustainability, that dynamic balance between the needs of : Planet, clean air and water and healthy habitats; Profit, economically feasible with environmental and human benefits; and People, opportunities for people to interact with their environment in ways that improve their well-being…..I hope to have a dialog with guests on these topics and showcase Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s best practices in landscape design and water management. We’ll talk about how to implement many of these valuable strategies in the home landscape and what a resilient landscape might look like.”

Register: Walk and Talk: Greening the Garden, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10 – 11 am

If you miss this tour, don’t worry, we’ll be hosting this tour again on  Tuesday, October 14.

FREE  for members, $16 for others. Pre-registration is required to ensure there are enough Guides for the group.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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