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“A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage” with David Culp

September 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Connecticut Horticultural Society and New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill are thrilled to be co-sponsoring David Culp, who will present “A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage,” on September 15 at 7:30pm at Emanuel Synagogue (160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford) and on Zoom. A Q&A follows the talk.

David Culp blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living through his celebrated garden, Brandywine Cottage. In his talk, based on his most recent book of the same name, he offers recipes, a garden to-do list and tips on flower arrangements. He provides his favorite mail order sources and cover gardening for biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and discusses the creation of the meadow at Brandywine Cottage, plants for dry places. He even mentions some of his favorite weeds! 

David Culp is the creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for more than 15 years. His articles have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Fine Gardening, Green Scene, and many other publications. He is a former contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and served as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society. He is an herbaceous perennials instructor at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

David has developed the Brandywine Hybrid strain of hellebores, and was recently cited in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on snowdrops. Brandywine Cottage is listed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens. His best-selling 2013 book, The Layered Garden, was selected by Garden Writers Association as the 2013 Best Overall Book. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Garden Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 1997 and 2016, and has also been awarded the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Award of Merit. 

The talk is free for members and $10 for non-members. Click here for non-member registration.
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A scene from David Culp’s Brandywine Cottage


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160 Mohegan Drive
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