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Creating Native Landscapes in our Cities and Suburbs   

In-Person Class:  The Elderwise classroom at the Vineyard Church.


Former director of the University's Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Bob Grese, will discuss the creation of native gardens in our own backyards and other landscapes. He will discuss the history of this movement in the work of early landscape architects whose work featured the native plants, celebrated landforms, and ecological conditions found throughout the American Midwest. During the class Bob will suggest strategies for making native plantings more broadly acceptable in our current urban landscape.  



Robert Grese is a Professor Emeritus in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the former director of the University’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. He formerly taught in the landscape architecture program and is a strong advocate of ecologically-based design and ecological restoration. 

  • Creating Native Landscapes in our Cities and Suburbs 

  •  Show Description
  • Fee: $15.00

  • Instructor(s): Robert Grese

  • Dates: 4/13/2023 - 4/13/2023

    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sessions: 1

    Days: Th

  • Building: Vineyard Church

    Room: Classroom at the Vineyard Church

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