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Founded in 1963, the Western Horticultural Society is made up of horticulturists, botanists, landscape designers and architects, nursery people, students and avid gardeners. The monthly programs are designed to appeal to the dedicated plant lover.
We invite you to join our group of plant and gardening enthusiasts  

 

 
Chris Woods
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LOOK HERE for the outstanding lineup of speakers

for our 2016-2017 season

 

SPEAKER PROGRAM

 

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
Location.
Los Altos Youth Center
1 North San Antonio Road
Los Altos. CA 94022

Meetings are free to members.
Guests are welcome ! Fee $5.00

   
 
September 14, 2016
   
 

 

CHRIS WOODS

Writer,Garden Designer and Consultant

 

The Spell of the Sensuous

 

In this illustrated lecture, Chris Woods will talk about gardens and landscapes that
excite him and plants that please him. He will illuminate the intimate relationship
between plants and humans and why our brains are particularly attracted to
landscape, gardens and flowers.


Chris will talk about the value of gardens in creating a healthy society, and what
needs to be done to help our children overcome “nature deficit disorder”. He will discuss sexual attraction and its relevance to horticulture and ask the audience to dig deeper and unearth their creative selves using gardening as a means to reconnect to the wild and deep magic of the senses.

 

   
 

Chris Woods trained at Kew Garden and crossed “the pond” in 1981 to Chanticleer Garden in Pennsylvania where he took it from being a private garden to an exuberant, world-class public pleasure garden.

CHANTICLEER GARDEN

After many years as Director and Chief Designer at Chanticleer, Chris moved to California. Since 2003, he has held positions at Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver; and was Executive Director of Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden.
 
 
In 2012, he returned to Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm and was commissioned by the Society to design the central feature for the Philadelphia International Flower Show in 2013. He returned to California in December 2013 and is currently Advisor to the Flora of North America Association and consultant to Kids Growing Strong, a national non-profit to teach children gardening for health. Chris is currently engaged in writing a book on contemporary gardens around the world.
 


   
         
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