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Creating Japanese Inspired Gardens in New England

February 28, 2023 at 11:00:00 PM

About the Event:

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Hosted online via Zoom

Lee Schneller Sligh went to Japan for the first time in 1974 and has designed hundreds of gardens in New England, many of them Japanese-inspired.  Join us to hear about Lee's journey and her work while learning about some of the Japanese garden design principles such as "Hide and Reveal" and "The Beauty of Empty Space".  Lee will also talk about rock work and how to achieve a natural effect in the garden.  Questions will be welcomed throughout the talk.


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Instructor: Lee Schneller Sligh

Lee Schneller Sligh went to Japan for the first time in 1974 at age 17 as an exchange student and lived there for four years in all. She earned degrees in Asian History and Chinese Language and Literature, and spent ten years as a Japanese technical translator before starting her gardening business. She is a Master Gardener volunteer and has designed and built over 300 gardens in Maine, many of them Japanese-inspired.

Lee wrote a bestselling garden design book, "The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden: A Blueprint for Continuous Color."

Lee Schneller Fine Gardens was founded in 1995 and specializes in designing and building Japanese-inspired, naturalistic and continuously blooming gardens. They also do stonework, naturalistic ponds, expert aesthetic pruning, maintenance, custom garden structures, hourly consultations and slide shows.

Instructor: Lee Schneller Sligh
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