Tony Spencer - Designing with Grasses


What a great presentation by Tony, with amazing photos, interesting quotes and fantastic ideas. To download the plant list and speach notes, please click here

Grasses and sedges can bring a true feeling of wild nature into the garden with subtlety or an architectural statement. Join award-winning blogger (The New Perennialist), Tony Spencer, for an in-depth look at incorporating them into your garden or designing a modern grass-driven landscape.


Our new Hort meeting season features the return of Tony Spencer just in time to learn how to appreciate the end-of-year displays of grasses that have been growing and building the softscape of gardens all summer long. Now, in their maturity, Tony will show us how they can become a focal point at this time of the year, even as they may have long overgrown their low, soft mounds.

As we learned a few years ago, Tony has been greatly inspired by the gardens of Piet Oudolf in Holland. The prairie-like vistas he described of meadows with grasses and late season bloomers come from September viewings called Grass Days at Oudolf’s gardens.

This September, we’ll learn from Tony how to create late season garden interest with grasses in our own gardens.

Ed. note: For even more beautiful pictures, see facebook site Dutch Dreams.

Maria Nunes

« Windsor Orchid Show and Sale | Main | Free Community Gardens Tour, August 30, 2015 »