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Designing a Contemplative Garden

Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal. In this class, we’ll identify visual cues that create places that nurture the spirit and invite us to sit, relax with a cup of tea, read, reflect, stretch, meditate or write. Draw inspiration from different meditative elements and examples of historic and monastic gardens to find the meditative garden styles that work for you, translate those elements into a working design, and discuss sustainable gardening principles that will create gardens that nurture the spirit and the environment. 
 
Instructor: Vallari Talapatra, landscape architect, Eco-Scapes
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Limit 20
Certificate information: Home Landscape Gardening Certificate Elective (6 hours)
Course number: 
H974
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 
2 Saturdays, Aug 23-30, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Thornhill Education Center
FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$65.00 members
$76.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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