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“Stone in the Garden” with Andrew Pighills

October 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Stone artisan Andrew Pighills will explore the myriad ways in which stone plays a part in the garden, how it defines garden areas, or paths, walkways and patios, and more, and which material is most suitable to creating contrast or harmony.

Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Pighills is an accomplished gardener, horticulturist and builder of dry stone walls. He received his formal horticulture training with The Royal Horticultural Society and has spent 30 years creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England in and around the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

In 2001, Andrew moved to the United States where he and his wife, Michelle Becker, an accomplished artist, designer and gardener, have combined their complementary skills to form English Gardens and Landscaping, in Killingworth, CT. They distinguish themselves in designing and installing residential landscapes that draw inspiration from the enchanting settings and exuberant lushness of the traditional English “cottage” gardens that they know and love so well.

Andrew’s stone work has been featured in a programming series on traditional English construction methods on BBC television. More recently, Andrew’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Radio, The New Haven Register, Yankee Magazine and numerous other publications. Andrew is a member of the prestigious Dry Stone Walling Association.

The talk is free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information or for non-members to register, click here.


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