Gardens at Heather Farm Speaker Series

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 1540 Marchbanks Dr Walnut Creek CA 94598  See map

Three dynamic speakers are on tap to educate, entertain and motivate you with their garden inspired lectures.

Doors open at 7:00pm with presentations beginning promptly at 7:30pm.  Reception and book signing will follow at 8:30pm.  Advance ticket purchase is $35, with a $5 discount for Gardens at Heather Farm members.  GHF members also have the option to purchase the entire series for $75.

Thursday, January 26, 2012: Elizabeth Murray, author,
photographer, painter and key note speaker is a voice that inspires and ignites a commitment to beauty, nature, spirit and sustainability.   She has dedicated herself to diverse projects around the world including those in African villages and the Amazon rainforest.  However, Elizabeth’s passion for nature is best known in her work helping to restore Monet’s Gardens and photographing them for 25 years.

Thursday, February 23, 2012: Amy Stewart, award-winning author of five books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world will provide a spirited insight into the strange world of bugs and plants.  Drawing from her work on “Wicked Bugs,” “Wicked Plants,” and “Flower  Confidential” Amy’s humorous lecture will both entertain and inspire the audience.

Thursday, March 22, 2012: Clare Cooper Marcus,
professor emeritus in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, is internationally recognized for her research on the psychological and sociological aspects of architecture and landscape design – particularly in urban open space. Clare will present Healing Gardens: How the design of green space in healthcare is restorative to the human spirit.


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