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The Art of Planting Design—Learn to Design in Bloom sequence. 4 Session Course

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In this 3-session virtual Class and 1 garden tutorial walk at The Gardens at Elm Bank, you’ll learn color pairing and create your own color palate. You’ll “de-clutter” your garden. Also, how to create stunning perennial and shrub combinations. And, how to lay-out your combinations to create an abundant, dynamic, and colorful flower garden in seasonal sequence.  


You’ll have class time to practice new skills and apply to a section of your own garden (Sun or Shade).  Instructor takes times to review your design choices. Lectures includes extensive hand-outs. Power Point Lectures images are from gardens in New England, MHS’s Bressingham, and the author’s designs to inspire you and give you examples you can use right away.  


This is a four day workshop, taking place virtually and onsite at The Gardens at Elm Bank. 

Virtual Dates – July 14th, 21st, and 28th, 10am-2pm

On-Site Garden Visit – July 15th, 10-11:30am 


Maria von Brincken, principle of Maria von Brincken Landscape Garden Design, is an award-winning certified designer (APLD and LI) celebrating her 21st year in professional practice. Maria specializes in custom beautiful spaces and colorful flower gardens using native and ornamental plants.

Trained as a fine artist, color theorist, and organic gardener Maria brings years of critical design thinking to her landscape solutions. Her design has been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine, Landscape Ideas You Can Use and others. 

Her lectures and workshops have been featured at Mass Hort, Boston The Flower Show, Radcliffe Seminars and the LI, Conn. Master Gardener’s Conference, Perennial Plant Conference, ELA- just to name a few. Her lectures, classes, and workshops teach successful ways of thinking and techniques.

Learn more about Maria and her work at






Interested in a Massachusets Horticultural Society membership? Receive discounts on classes, free garden entry, and more

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$194 for MHS Members/$254 for General Admission




July 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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