Judith Irven: Vermont Garden Speaker

Talks, Tours and Workshops

I offer a collection of hour-long talks on the art of designing beautiful and satisfying gardens in harmony with New England’s climate and landscape. Each talk is illustrated throughout with exquisite photographs of real gardens.

I have extensive experience as a garden speaker and educator. For over a decade I have been a seminar speaker at Vermont’s biennial  Flower Show and a guest lecturer for the Vermont Master Gardener class (through UVM Extension). I have also given talks for numerous garden clubs and other organizations around Vermont and beyond.

My current talks are listed below, but do please contact me if you are interested in a special topic not shown here. Given some lead time, I can modify one of these or even develop a new talk for your organization.

With advance notice, I offer guided group tours of my Goshen garden.

And, for gardeners who want to learn how to design their own gardens, I provide longer hands-on group workshops described below.

Please contact me for the fees associated with each of these.

Garden Talks and Workshops

–FROM AESTHETICS TO PRACTICALITIES–

Currently Scheduled Events

: February 28, 2015: 12:00 NOON, at the … Continued

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From Classic to Whimsey

The art of decorating your outdoor spaces to reflect your individual personality and compliment our garden’s unique style.

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From Classic to Whimsey

A Stroll in the Park

Be inspired by the beautiful flowers, peaceful waters and grand vistas in these remarkable North Country gardens.

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A Stroll in the Park

Grand designs to hidden gems

Evolving patterns of garden design … Continued

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Grand designs to hidden gems

Rhapsody in Blue

A medley of blue flowers and great companions for cold climate gardens

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Rhapsody in Blue

The Sustainable Garden

Learn how to make a garden that is both easy on the gardener AND gentle on the earth.

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The Sustainable Garden

A garden for all seasons

Creating a tapestry of color from spring to fall and a picture of elegance in winter

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A garden for all seasons

White magic

See how to create a garden that is as lovely in January as it is in July.

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White magic

A sense of place

Gardens that celebrate our natural landscape … Continued

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A sense of place

Small group workshop

DESIGN YOUR OWN GARDEN: In a workshop setting develop a unique design for your own garden.

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Small group workshop

Large group workshop

SUSTAINABLE GARDEN DESIGN: Learn how to design a garden that is beautiful, easy to maintain, and a positive influence on the environment.

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Large group workshop

Currently scheduled talks and tours are listed HERE