Landscaping with Native Plants

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Event Date

June 2, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Horticulture and Gardening

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Plant your landscape with native plants to save water, attract pollinators, and reduce your carbon footprint! Learn how to identify and choose native plants for a landscape, plan a layout, and care for your plants. An expert will guide you through the process of designing your own native landscape, whether it be for an urban container garden or a large suburban yard. An informative class for those who are seeking general knowledge on native landscaping and for those who already have a project in mind. 

Instructor Heather Bass is an ecologist specializing in plants and insects. Her most recent research has been at BRIT looking at sustainable landscaping with native plants and its impact on pollinator populations, water use, and carbon footprint. Heather also researches strategies for native prairie restoration in local Texas prairies and has spent time in Alaska researching tundra plant community responses to climate change. Heather has a BS in Biology and an MS in Environmental and Earth Sciences.

This class will take place at BRIT.

$20 members/$25 non-members

About Horticulture and Gardening

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.