One of the missions of local garden clubs is to educate the public and promote gardening skills and knowledge.
To that end, garden clubs from Bedford, Amherst, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Manchester, Merrimack and Milford have combined their resources to bring nationally renowned landscape designer and author, Gordon Hayward, to Bedford.
Hayward will share his expertise with the community when he presents a program entitled The Intimate Garden at the Bedford High School auditorium on April 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Hayward and his wife have spent 28 years transforming their own 1.5-acre Vermont garden from a ramshackle piece of property into the intimate haven we all long to escape to. With the use of over 200 color slides, he will reveal their gardening trials and errors and the garden design expertise they honed in the process.
Hayward has a reputation for being an engaging speaker who gives practical landscape design advice that can be easily adopted in your own garden. He is the author of ten books on garden design, two of which have won national awards.
He also designed the Frye Gardens in Peterborough, which were featured in Traditional Home Magazine and on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program. And he wrote for Horticulture Magazine for 25 years and has given many lectures across America.
Hayward's mantra is "You can do this!" Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to put Hayward's design principles to work in your own outdoor spaces. The public is invited to attend. Tickets may be purchased for $5 at Bedford Fields. The evening of the event, tickets will be sold for $8 and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information or to purchase tickets through the eight hosting garden clubs, please phone 603-488-5001 or visit bedfordnhgardenclub.org.