Posts Categorized: Conferences

Beauty and the Wild at Conference

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Home gardeners, landscape designers, and conservationists gathered at Triton College last week for West Cook Wild Ones’ The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference. Speakers Claudia West and Benjamin Vogt addressed different facets of native plant gardening, at times in stark contrast. West addressed aesthetics of a landscape and the emotions it evokes. Vogt struck a note… Read more »

The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference 2019

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The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference 2019 Visionary landscape architect Claudia West, author of Planting in a Post-Wild World, and award-winning garden designer Ben Vogt, author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, will lead a half-day conference on how to design stunning home landscapes that inspire human happiness, provide critical… Read more »

Beautifully Natural Garden Conference 2017

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Thank you to everyone who attended the conference.  We were pleased to be able to bring these two accomplished professionals to the Chicago area. Both of their messages were grounded in deep experience, were very practical, yet very inspiring.  Rick Darke’s lecture was a wonderful and rare mix of philosophy, reflection, practical how-to advice, and… Read more »

5 Reasons to Attend the Beautifully Natural Garden Conference

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5 Reasons to Attend the Beautifully Natural Garden Conference Rick Darke and Heather Holm are two top-notch speakers and experts in their respective fields who will bring emerging and important information to you.  If you are thinking of attending our conference on February 11, 2017 but need a little extra convincing–here it is!   1. Learn… Read more »