Silver Spring Garden Club June 2021 Meeting: GARDENTOPIA – Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Our next speaker meeting of the Silver Spring Garden Club is
Monday, June 21 at 7:30pm   
Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

 This inspiring and beautiful presentation, based on Jan Johnsen’s book, Gardentopia ─ Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will have you seeing all the possibilities your outdoor space offers. Jan shares many design tips such as “Hide and Reveal”, “Yin / Yang in the Garden”  and “Lure of the Sheltered Corner” to help you enhance your garden. Her fun and informative approach to outdoor design will have you saying, “I can do that!”  Plant List to be sent to all attendees. 

Gardentopia received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly which said, “Readers with even the slightest interest in beautifying an outdoor space—large or small—should find something of value in this expansive guide from landscape designer Jan Johnsen….Replete with eye-popping color photos, detailed explanations, lists of the tools required, and creative ideas…” (April, 2019) 

About our speaker: 

Jan Johnsen began her professional life working in a landscape architecture office in Osaka, Japan. She then learned European horticulture techniques from a Versailles-trained French gardener at Mohonk Mountain House in NY.  For over 34 years, Jan and her husband have created distinctive landscapes through their award-winning firm, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools ( Her books include Heaven is a Garden, The Spirit of Stone, and Gardentopia. Her upcoming book, Floratopia will be out in early 2021.


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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


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