November 20th: Yard Talks by Andrew Bunting

The nursery will close for the season on Saturday, November 20th, but we’re ending with a bang! Andrew Bunting will close out our Fall Yard Talk Series with two talks this Saturday.

We are open this week, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 5. We have plenty of trees, shrubs and perennials to add fall color to your landscape.

This Saturday, November 20, join us for talks with Andrew Bunting

11:00 AM
Eco Tips for the Fall Garden – Andrew will talk about his home garden in Swarthmore and how he uses ecologically friendly approaches to gardening in the fall. For example, he composts all organic matter at his home garden and makes intentional planting decisions to create habitat for pollinators, migrating birds, etc.

1:00 PM
Grass to Gravel: Eliminating Lawn in Your Garden – Over the last two years Andrew has been in the process of most removing most of his front lawn to install a gravel garden. Gravel gardening has started to become more and more popular in the United States. It is a type of xeriscaping that involves adding certain types of plants that will require literally no watering once established.

Andrew Bunting is the Vice President of Public Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He previously served as Vice President of Horticulture and Collections at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Andrew was Assistant Director of the Garden and Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden. For 27 years he was Curator at the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College. He has published over 200 articles in American Gardener, Arnoldia, The Hybrid, Fine Gardening,The Magnolia Society Journal, Green Scene and Organic Gardening. He lectures extensively in the United States, and abroad. Andrew has participated in plant expeditions to China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and South Africa. His home garden, Belvidere, in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania has been featured in This Old House Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal.

Join us for our 2nd annual Winter Market:
Saturday and Sunday, November 27 & 28,
and again on December 4 & 5, from 10a – 4p. Pick up winter greens, cut stems, decorated wreaths – or make your own!
Talks, book signings and demonstrations both weekends.
Our nursery shop is stocked with books, tools, and gifts for all ages.

Redbud will be joined by other fabulous vendors including: 

Bee Our Guest, Nether Providence Soaps, Carriage House Hives, Pluma Avis Domus, Only in the Forest, Avant Garden Pottery, Krista Patton Pottery, After Oak Jewelry, GB Jewelry, Escere Art, Rudbeckia Handcrafted, MoonRising Arts, Karen Ink and Pen, and Nested Home.