The beauty of a heritage home is enhanced by well-planned gardens. Christine Allen, Author of ‘Gardens of Vancouver’, will show you how to design a heritage garden including an overview of traditional garden styles and how they were interpreted in early Vancouver. Christine will share recent examples of heritage houses complemented by their gardens and discuss the plants used to create various effects. Working collaboratively in groups, there will be time to work on ideas for your own project using a provided plant list, as well as a few templates of typical Vancouver lots and house footprints. Please bring photographs or sketches of your garden and drawing materials. This course will be relevant for anyone planning or developing a garden for a heritage or character home.
While at Hycroft Manor there will be an opportunity to peruse the grounds and visit a new exhibition about the gardens.
Thank you to event partner University Women’s Club at Hycroft.
About the instructor:
Christine Allen is a Life Member of the Master Gardeners’ Association of B.C. and a former president of the Vancouver Rose Society. She has taught in VanDusen Botanical Garden’s education program, and been a guest speaker at many garden clubs in B.C. and Washington. Christine is the author of several books including Roses for the Pacific Northwest and Gardens of Vancouver. Her most recent book is A Year at Killara Farm, an illustrated memoir of her garden in rural Langley.