The Placemakers Academy Live Events Calendar

Join us virtually or in person for our next event! We love hosting lectures, workshops, design studios, and so much more. You can find an updated calendar here with all of our live Placemakers events. If you would like to receive invitations to future live events, you can sign up here:

Events

May Events


Placemakers Monthly Live Q&A: 1- 2 EST on Zoom

Thursday, May 5th

Get your garden questions answered in real time. Monthly Zoom Q&A for Placemakers Academy alumni and community members. Sign up here to receive an invitation the morning of each monthly Q&A:

Live Garden Design Workshop at the Highlands Center for Life Enrichment
Home Landscape Design Part 1: Set Yourself Up for Garden Success!

May 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

Modules 1-5: Observe, Map, The Elements, The Wish List, Plants

Unleash your own inner designer, and gain the inspiration and confidence to make great choices for your own dream garden! In Part I we are getting to know the land- through observation, site analysis, mapping, and understanding the elements that come together to make it unique. We will also learn how to analyze our own home garden needs, and create the perfect garden wish list. Finally, we’ll learn how to pick the right plant for the right place, and share some of our mountain favorites! 


June Events


Live Garden Design Workshop at the Highlands Center for Life Enrichment
Home Landscape Design Part 1: Set Yourself Up for Garden Success!

Wednesday, June 1st, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

Modules 1-5: Observe, Map, The Elements, The Wish List, Plants

Unleash your own inner designer, and gain the inspiration and confidence to make great choices for your own dream garden! In Part I we are getting to know the land- through observation, site analysis, mapping, and understanding the elements that come together to make it unique. We will also learn how to analyze our own home garden needs, and create the perfect garden wish list. Finally, we’ll learn how to pick the right plant for the right place, and share some of our mountain favorites! 

Placemakers Monthly Live Q&A: 1- 2 EST on Zoom

Thursday, June 2nd

Get your garden questions answered in real time. Monthly Zoom Q&A for Placemakers Academy alumni and community members. Sign up here to receive an invitation the morning of each monthly Q&A:

Live Garden Design Workshop at the Highlands Center for Life Enrichment
Home Landscape Design Part 2: Bring Your Garden Design to Life!

Wednesday June 8th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meet at CLE, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

Unleash your own inner designer, and gain the inspiration and confidence to make great choices for your own dream garden! In Part 2, we are breaking down what makes great gardens tic. You will see the land with new eyes. We will learn how to create a master plan, and how to implement your design. Let us show you, step by step, how to bring your garden visions to life!


July Events


Placemakers Monthly Live Q&A: 1- 2 EST on Zoom

Thursday, July 7th

Sign-ups for the Spring Immersion Program open! This course has a 40 student limit, so don’t miss your chance to reserve your spot in this incredible program:


August Events


Perennial Plant Association 2022 Symposium- Lancaster, PA

Monday, August 1st to Friday August 5th

We will be attending the Perennial Plant Associations National Symposium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Join us at our PLACEMAKERS Academy booth!

Placemakers Monthly Live Q&A: 1- 2 EST on Zoom

Thursday, August 4th

Get your garden questions answered in real time. Monthly Zoom Q&A for Placemakers Academy alumni and community members. Sign up here to receive an invitation the morning of each monthly Q&A:

Live Garden Design Workshop at the Highlands Center for Life Enrichment: Plant Materials for Chic Mountain Gardens

Wednesday August 17:  9:00-1:30 

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

Learning new plants and using the plant matrix as a tool gives you confidence when choosing plants that thrive in mountain climates.  In this course you will build a foundation in botany, horticulture, and soil science.  After the lecture, we will carpool to Highlands Lawn & Garden Nursery where we will study plant sizes and shapes with a narrative tour.  Afterwards you will feel confident that you have the expertise to choose the right plant for the right place and the opportunity to use your plant matrix. (Lunch will be provided)

Live Workshop at the Village Green: Ten Tips to Create a Mountain Chic Garden Party Environment 

Wednesday, August 31st: 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Cashiers Village Green

Join us a for a workshop to celebrate the Cashiers Designer Showhouse for its 25th anniversary: Ten Tips to Create a Mountain Chic Garden Party Environment! From candlelit trails to outdoor dining under the stars, learn 10 essential tips for creating a seamless event outside for 2 or 20. Festive fire pits, Dahlia terrace dining, Canopy tents or simple string lights all play a role in success, but don’t forget the signature cocktails! Each participant receives a zero proof cocktail to enjoy during the lecture.

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