“New Perennials: A Love Story” is a personal introduction to the design principles of the New Perennialists, who gave rise to the hottest gardening trend in the world today—naturalistic landscaping. In the US, their influence can be seen in New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Lurie Garden, the Oudolf Meadow at Delaware Botanic Gardens, and Oudolf Garden Detroit. Deborah Chud’s six years of research on these gardens led to her own highly unusual New Perennial garden and the only known database of New Perennial plant combinations. Her talk is part memoir, part history, and part design theory–with some practical “dos and don’ts” for gardeners at every level.
Deborah Chud is a retired Massachusetts physician turned garden maker, consultant and educator. In the fall of 2020, she presented her work as part of “Piet Oudolf: How Does He Do It?”–an international event organized by Piet Oudolf’s co-author, Noel Kingsbury, under the aegis of gardenmasterclass.org. She has also presented to members of the following institutions and organizations: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C., the Ecological Landscape Alliance, the Northwest Perennial Alliance, Toronto Botanical Garden, and Delaware Botanic Gardens.
This event is presented via Zoom. Members will receive a link for the presentation. Non-members may register for the event here. Additional event information: (860) 529-8713