Tryon Palace Examines Plant Communities in Monthly Garden Series

NEW BERN, NC – Nov. 18, 2017

Tryon Palace's November garden series lecture features Thomas Rainer, presenting a lecture on "The Social Networks of Plants: Creating Designed Plant Communities" followed by a book signing. The free lecture will take place in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.18.

This groundbreaking talk presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture-designed plantings that function like naturally-occurring plant communities. Join Thomas Rainer, a leading voice in ecological landscape design, to learn how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful and diverse.

"The Social Networks of Plants: Creating Designed Plant Communities" explores a new synthesis of ecology and horticulture, resulting in an intentionally designed and managed community where population dynamics are encouraged within an aesthetic framework.

Rainer’s book will be available for purchase at the North Carolina History Center Museum Store. This lecture is a part of a series of monthly lectures hosted by Tryon Palace and is sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation. 

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