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Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World's Best New Gardens

Take a tour of the world's best gardens
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christopher Woods, gardener, designer and author

For three years, Chris Woods traveled the world seeking out contemporary gardens and found fifty of the best. With wit and humor, he describes the most arresting features in public parks in exotic locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, and the most enviable details of lavish private estates and gem-like city yards. Throughout, he reveals the fascinating people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy.
"It's amazing what you can do with a shovel," says Peter Korn, garden genius in Sweden. Carrie Preston in the Netherlands speaks about her style, "I work in a way that I would identify as female. I don't want control. I don't want to dominate the space, I want to dance with it." And the director of Pha Tad Ke botanical garden in Laos quotes, "What would garden design be without a palette of color, a sense of composition and structure, a playful line between nature and culture?"
Location: Doris Duke Center

Contact: (919) 668-1707