The ideal garden, in the inspirations of gardeners over the centuries, will be the topic of a course from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). “Accepting Imperfection: Changing Visions of the Ideal Garden” will be held on October 31, and November 7 and 14 (Tuesdays), from 1 to 3 p.m., at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center, with instructors Susan Lindsey and Anne Olsen.
This course will explore the vision of the ideal garden as it has changed in the course of time, technological advances, and a better understanding of ecological issues. It will examine fashions in gardening, the impact of gardening practices on the environment, and issues specific to gardening near the Chesapeake Bay.
Anne Olsen and Susan Lindsey are long-time Master Gardeners in their home county of Northumberland. Olsen specializes in native plants and garden history and has traveled extensively to explore some of the world’s great gardens. In recent years, Lindsey has focused on the shoreline issues that confront Chesapeake Bay homeowners.
Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Accepting Imperfection: Changing Visions of the Ideal Garden” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.