22nd Annual Spring Symposium
Rochester Civic Garden Center &
Clover Nursery & Garden Center
Saturday March 9, 2013
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester NY 14607
There are still seats available; come to the Memorial Art Gallery Saturday for your ticket.
We are pleased to be holding our 2013 Symposium at the Memorial Art Gallery, a beautiful venue which fits perfectly with this year’s program. We’ve lined up three innovative speakers who will discuss the connections between art, nature, and design inspiration. Your ticket to the RCGC Symposium will allow you all-day access to the Memorial Art Gallery’s collection.
W. Gary Smith
Gary Smith is a landscape architect who in his distinguished 25-year career has celebrated plants and the connection they offer between people and nature. He is sought after nationally for his unique approach, which combines art, horticulture, and architectural features to explore the intersection between ecological design and artistic expression. His two lectures, Nature’s Patterns and Designing for Beauty, are based on his latest book, From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design (Timber Press 2010). Garden designers face some daunting questions: How do I begin the creative process? Where can I find design inspiration? How will I know if my design is successful? Gary answers these questions and more. Learn to design like an artist, with an artist’s tools and ways of looking at the world, and to make inspiring gardens that have real meaning for yourself and others.
Nature's Patterns: Gary will explore the elemental patterns found in the natural world and throughout the human arts and sciences. This presentation is the result of a 20-year study – a visually provocative collection of images in a wide range of scales and sizes, from the microscopic to that of the entire universe – sure to change the way you look at the landscapes around you every day.
Designing for Beauty: We live in an age where environmental themes such as native plant diversity, habitat preservation, groundwater quality, even global warming are becoming increasingly important aspects of high-quality landscape design. But what about good old-fashioned beauty? Even the word “ornamental” is sometimes considered to have questionable connotations, and fundamental design principles such as color, texture, form and balance have become less critical as a design criteria. In this presentation Gary will illustrate how we can create gardens that are first and foremost about beauty and artistic expression, without compromising important environmental values.
Pietro is president and principle designer for Waterford Tilling, recently chosen by the New York Nursery and Landscape Association as the 2011winner of their NYS Environmental Beautification Award. Pietro is well-known for his creative and out-of-the-box approach to landscape design. He was born and raised in Rochester and received a BS in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Colorado State University. Waterford Tilling’s work in Rochester includes installations at the 2000 and 2002 RPO Showhouses, exhibits at GardenScape which won awards for Best in Show in 2008 and 2009, and installations at the 2010 and 2011 Rochester Jazz Festivals. His interest in sustainable and environmentally efficient methods to revitalize downtown Rochester have led to collaborations with the arts community, landscape colleagues, and city residents to create outdoor art exhibits on vacant city land. Pietro works with private clients on a wide variety of projects.
The CONCEPT Garden: Where Amazing Garden Concepts Sprout: Pietro pulls out all the stops when he designs a landscape. Often times, he is heavily influenced by a concept. The ensuing design process and the concept work together and inform all the final design considerations. He will share many of his private garden designs and public exhibit projects that are centered on provocative concepts – images and stories from award-winning Garden Show displays, temporary exhibits at the Rochester Jazz Festival, and many private landscapes. The notion of creating an underlying concept is what’s made his designs intriguing, provocative, enduring and often times “eye brow raising”! Pietro will examine how his concepts evolve and relate to planting choices, hardscape elements and all the other inspiring things we seek to incorporate into our gardens. This high-energy presentation will have you thinking creatively about your next groundbreaking CONCEPT!
Mark Bayer, founder and principal of Bayer Landscape Architecture, will present a slide lecture describing the Memorial Art Gallery’s new Centennial Sculpture Park, opening as part of part of MAG’s 2013 Centennial Celebration. The sculpture park will expand upon the museum’s goal of connecting people to art, incorporating great new works by four major artists - Tom Otterness, Jackie Ferrara, Wendell Castle and Albert Paley. These works will be woven into a transformed landscape at MAG that will be open and welcoming to the neighborhood and community.
8:15 am Registration, Gardeners’ Marketplace, book sales, coffee and tea
9:15 W. Gary Smith: Nature's Patterns
10:30 Break: Gardeners’ Marketplace, book sales and signing, coffee and tea
11:00 Pietro Furgiuele: The Concept Garden
12:15 pm Lunch break, Gardeners’ Marketplace, book sales and signing
1:15 pm Mark Bayer: MAG Centennial Sculpture Park
1:45 pm Gary Smith: Designing for Beauty
3:00 Raffle, Gardeners’ Marketplace, book sales and signing
Gardeners’ Marketplace Vendors: Baier Pottery (Alysha Baier) · Bloomfield Gardens · Botanical Drawings – Deb Ver Hulst-Norris · Country Fair Antiques (Mary Isselhard) · Gallea’s Tropical Greenhouse & Florist · Lorraine’s Concrete Leaves (Lorraine Cummings) · Oriental Garden Supply · Painting by Ann (Ann Campbell) · The Shabby Chic Garden · Shattered Glass (Pat Coleman) · Silk Flower Arrangements (Alana Miller and Charles Lytle) · Wayside Garden Center · White Oak Nursery
This event qualifies for 3.75 CNLP credits.
Special thanks to our major Symposium sponsor:
Clover Nursery & Garden Center • 485 Landing Road North, Rochester 14625 · 585-244-1626 • clovernursery.com
And to these generous contributors:
Gerald and Karen Kral
The Rochester Garden Club
David L. Franke, Landscape Architect • Design and Management of Distinctive Landscapes - consultations to master plans for residential, historic preservation, institutional and commercial landscapes • 4423 North Bennett Heights, Batavia 14020 • (585) 343-8200 • email@example.com
Experienced Bricks/Architectural Reclaim • Salvaged building elements of significance, street bricks, cobblestones, curbing, stone sidewalk slabs and more! 100% reclaimed materials • 4536 Main Street, Suite 102, Amherst 14226 • 716-691-3061 • exbricks.com
Grow Monroe • Eat fresh, buy local • growmonroe.org
Holmes Hollow Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm • Retail/wholesale nursery selling perennials, trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Also a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm • 2334 Turk Hill Rd, Victor 14564 • (585) 223-0959 • firstname.lastname@example.org • holmeshollow.com
Lucas Greenhouses • Grown Right. Here • 23 Pannell Circle, Fairport 14450 • 585-223-8951 • Mon-Sat. 8-7, Sun.9-4 • Opening April 20 • lucasgh.com
Miller Brick Company • Your source for paving brick, retaining walls, natural stone and curbing • 734 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester 14615 • 585-458-7745 • millerbrick.com
Pine Creek Landscape • Complete custom services: shrubs, trees, perennials, walls, walkways, patios, pruning • Rene Ezzell, 6670 North Lake Road, Bergen 14416 • 585-737-2921
The Rochester Public Market · 52 weeks of freshness • 280 North Union Street, Rochester 14609 • Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 am-1 pm, Saturdays 5 am-3 pm, all year round • Flower City Days at the Market: 8 am-2 pm, Sundays May 12, 19, 26, June 2 & 9, as well as Friday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 & 27 • cityofrochester.gov
Sara’s Garden Center • A full service garden center and nursery with special emphasis on perennials and water gardening • 389 East Avenue, Brockport 14420 • 585-637-4745 • email@example.com • sarasgc.com
Morning Coffee and Tea Sponsor
The Artful Gardener • Garden accents, planters, home décor and gifts • 727 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester 14620 • 585-454-2874 • Open Tuesday-Saturday and seasonally on Sunday; call for hours or check our website • theartfulgardenerny.com
Your ticket to the RCGC Symposium will allow you all-day access to the Memorial Art Gallery’s collection.
$48 RCGC members
Membership Special – Save $10 with new or renewed RCGC membership:
Individual Membership plus one Symposium ticket, $73
Family Membership plus one Symposium ticket, $83
On-line registration is now closed, but there are still plenty of seats available - come to the Memorial Art Gallery Saturday and buy your ticket there. Doors open at 8:15 am, talks start at 9.