With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, DBG is excited to bring you our annual lecture and workshop series April – October.
Lecture: Mid-Century Garden Design for the Modern Home
Speaker: Ethne Clarke
In her recently published book, “Mid-century Modern Landscape,” author Ethne Clarke offers a fresh guide for those seeking bold approaches to redefine their outdoor space or wishing to learn more about the history of mid-century modern aesthetics. During this lecture, she explores the origins of residential mid-century modern garden design for the home, revealing how designers blurred the divisions between indoors and outdoors, thus creating gardens that were for living, a style that went on to inspire contemporary gardens around the world.
Ethne Clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home and contributing editor for House & Garden. Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, design and landscape history, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, De Montfort University, England. Her research has involved a close study of architectural history between the Arts and Crafts period and early Modernism, and this has been a guiding influence on the renovation of her house and garden in Colorado Springs—a small mid-century modern ranch built in 1958.
Thursday, May 31, 6:00 p.m. food tasting at 6 p.m. $20 non-member, $15 member
Slow Food Members are welcome to register for the discounted member price of $15