The Layered Garden

Wednesday, May 29
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Gardeners will not want to miss this special evening with David Culp, the creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown. Culp will share tips for how to recreate the majestic display of his beloved Brandywine Cottage and give a basic lesson in layering—how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a l layered garden, and tips on maintaining a layered garden. To illustrate how layering works, Culp will take you on a virtual tour through each part of his celebrated garden. Copies of his new book, The Layered Garden, will be for available  for sale and signing.See 

Culp, has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for more than 15 years. His articles have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Fine Gardening, Green Scene, and many other publications. He is a former contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and served as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society. David is Vice President for Sunny Border Nurseries in Connecticut. He is author of the book The Layered Garden published by Timber Press An expert on, David is a herbaceous perennials instructor at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.
He has developed the Brandywine Hybrid strain of hellebores, and was recently cited in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on snowdrops. His garden has been featured several times in Martha Stewart Living and on HGTV. Brandywine Cottage is listed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens. (See video of David's appearance on the Martha Stewart Show (9:56))

He is a recipient of the Distinguished Garden Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He has also been awarded the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Award of Merit. He serves on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Societies Gold Medal Plant Selection Committee.