Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

~ Starting in 2017, Speaker Meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. ~

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM
McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Dan Benarcik
Horticulturist
Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden, Radnor, Pennsylvania

The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer

Horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Penn., Dan Benarcik will discuss the recent publication, The Art of Gardening. To visit Chanticleer is to step into a world of beauty and creativity that few other gardens can match. Its 15 distinct areas -- from formal borders to woodland glades to a fantasy garden planted among ruins -- offer unique embodiments of color, texture, and form. Chanticleer owes much of its success to the creative freedom it allows the individual gardeners, and in Benarcik's book and talk, you'll hear their voices as they reveal the techniques specific to different conditions and plant palettes; how to experiment successfully; and how to achieve the perfect union between plant and site.

Dan attended the University of Delaware and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science. He started working at Mt. Cuba Center as the Woods Path gardener, where he developed a real love of native plants.

In 1993, Dan went to work for Chanticleer, in Wayne, PA. The garden was in its infancy and unlike many public gardens that seek to educate through plant labels and collections, Chanticleer is about innovation. The horticulturists there are artists as well and encouraged to explore their ideas through travel and continuing education.

For a virtual tour, care of our own Tim Martin, see Chanticleer - A Pleasure Garden, a GPPA Inspirational Garden.


At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines and catalogs to others
in an open swap, and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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