Planning Plant Communities
plant lists and guidelines for 4 site conditions
If you're feeling a little lost about designing a natural plant community -- one that's sustainable, resilient, and appealing to neighbors -- this class is for you.
Based on four, 100 square foot gardens for various site conditions, we'll cover each plant in the design and why they'll work well together in the landscape. This process will model a professional designer's method of reasoning, and provide you an analog to compare for your own plant choices and site variables.
In other words, we're going to create a lush, layered, natural garden by learning about the plants and letting them guide our design.
Join award-winning author, speaker, and garden designer
Benjamin Vogt on a fifty-minute journey to
inspire and invigorate your natural landscape. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
The class is self paced and remains online at the sole discretion of the
author. You have unlimited access to the class as long at it remains
online. The class and all material is the sole copyright of Benjamin Vogt
(author) and can't be rebroadcast, transcribed, or shared in any way
without the prior written permission of the author.
Benjamin is the author of A NEW GARDEN ETHIC, owner of the design firm Monarch Gardens, and has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. His work has been featured in The American Gardener, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Houzz, Midwest Living, and countless other books and magazines. Benjamin speaks nationally to botanical gardens, environmental organizations, and city parks staff. He lives in Lincoln dreaming of restoring a prairie and hosting an artist residency program on 40 acres.
"I liked how he connected what we do in our gardens to the overall health of our ecosystem. He provided facts I hadn't heard before and I walked away from the presentation inspired to make changes."
"Wonderful! Combination of knowledge, wit, and alacrity of presentation.... So interested in his topic that he made me interested!"
"He did an outstanding job bridging practical gardening with the philosophy behind why we need native plants in our landscapes. He had great photos, statistics, and personal stories."