The Summer Dry Garden

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The Summer Dry Garden
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This lecture is part of our annual Bonfils-Stanton Foundation series. The 2017 theme is water!

Successful and sustainable gardens must conform to natural precipitation cycles and the plants we use should not be drought tolerant, but climate tolerant. In a summer-dry climate, long summers with no rain is not drought, it is normal. This photo-driven lecture by Saxton Holt illustrates gardens in dry climate can be beautiful when good plant choices are combined with simple design techniques.

Holt is a professional garden photographer and has photographed for 25 books including “Hardy Succulents” by Gwen Kelaidis and “The American Meadow Garden” by John Greenlee. His website,, is dedicated to his garden photography and self-publishing projects. He is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association who awarded his e-book, “Good Garden Photography” the best overall garden book of the year in 2015.

6 p.m. Social hour and tasting hosted by Slow Food Denver (included in price)
6:30 p.m. Program and lecture
8:00 p.m. Book signing by author

$15 member, $20 non-member. Space is limited so register early!

Photot: Saxton Holt
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By: Denver Botanic Gardens