Gardens of New York: Hudson Valley to Brooklyn

Come join us on this great trip through the Hudson Valley to Brooklyn! This trip will be escorted by Brett Isaacson and we will be joined by special guest, Jana Milbocker. Jana is a garden designer, speaker, and author of the Garden Tourist travel guides.

“Stone in the Garden” with Andrew Pighills

Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

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 …

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“Shrubs, the New Perennial” with Lorraine Ballato

Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

Shrubs are the new garden accessory! Lorraine Ballato, horticulturist, garden writer, and speaker, will discuss how shrubs now come in small sizes, just right to take the place of perennials in your borders and gardens, with little maintenance. Shrubs now come in sizes from 12" to 24", just the right size to take the place of …

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A Longwood Gardens Christmas

Join us for a Longwood Gardens Christmas. From towering trees that touch the sky to acres of twinkling lights, A Longwood Christmas makes your holiday oh so merry & bright. We will travel through Pennsylvania & Delaware, and will visit: Longwood Gardens Nemours Mansion Winterthur Museum Brandywine River Museum

A Trip to Costa Rica: Gardens, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

Join Garden and Nature Tours with C. Colston Burrell, local guide Vernon Campos and Brett Isaacson of Friendship Tours in San Jose, Costa Rica to explore a tropical paradise for 10 nights/11 days. Click through to Friendship Tours for all the info: https://www.friendshiptours.net/tours/costa-rica  

“Designing with Native Plants” with James Dillon

Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

James Dillon, landscape designer and horticulturalist, views landscape design as the integration of science, nature and art. He will show us how to meld all of that together with native plants to create a beautiful garden. James Dillon, PCH is a Certified Horticulturist with over 20 years of experience working in the green industry. With …

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“A Piet Oudolf Story: Naturalistic Landscape and Garden Design” with Deborah Chud

Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

Deborah Chud's discussion of the brilliant garden designer Piet Oudolf is part memoir, part history, and part design theory - and she throws in some practical Oudolfian "dos and don'ts" for gardeners at every level. “A Piet Oudolf Story” is a personal introduction to the design principles of one of the leading naturalistic landscape and garden …

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