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Fergus Garrett: The Great Dixter Way

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Location:
Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
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Venue: Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Fergus Garrett

What you'll learn in this garden class:

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Fergus Garrett, renowned plantsman and head gardener at Great Dixter, as he discusses how to combine plants, considering sense of place, color, shape, texture, and repetition. 

He will show how to contrast plants, how to add punctuation in a border, and how to create intimacy, movement, and balance. Examples will be primarily from Great Dixter, with a few from other gardens as well.

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Refund Policy
Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the program’s start date. The registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge.

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

Registration fees for courses grouped and priced as a series will be considered one program and subject to all of the above guidelines. A refund request must be received prior to the start date of the series' first class session and will subsequently cancel your registration in every session of the series. If you choose to re-register for other sessions in the series, the special discount does not apply.

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