Posted by: wadahp | February 24, 2010


Historic Landscape & Garden Workshop in Cheney – Saturday, March 20

Do you want your historic building to look at home in its setting?  Are you having trouble mastering the challenges of gardening in the Inland Northwest?  What varieties work well in this climate, and might use less water, or attract wildlife, or be especially winter-hardy?  What can you do to ensure that your mature trees continue to thrive — or improve their chances of outliving you?  Can you save a little on your grocery bill by tucking a few attractive vegetables into your landscape scheme?  What kind of landscaping is ‘authentic’ for a house built in the 1890s… the 1920s… or the 1940s…?  Are you a do-it-yourself landscape designer looking for practical ideas you can run with?

Join other local history buffs and garden enthusiasts for a one-day workshop on Saturday, March 20 highlighting landscape and garden options for historic buildings.  The workshop, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the recently-restored Hargreaves Hall on the Eastern Washington University Campus, will include the following:

  • The Historic Landscape:  Reflecting Your Period, 1880 to 1950
  • Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree:  Mature Tree Do’s & Don’ts
  • Landscape Lessons from the Historic Sterling-Moorman House (1884):  What We Will Plant, and Why
  • Gardening for Groceries, Inland Northwest Style:  Why We Garden The Way We Do
  • Garden Paths & Destinations:  Design Principles for Cottage or Mansion
  • Choosing Native Plans for Your Yard & Garden
  • The Successful Vegetable:  Making the Most of Short-Season Gardens
  • Beekeeping Basics:  The Backyard HoneyPot
  • Hargreaves Hall, Then & Now:  Tour this Recently Restored Historic Landmark

This workshop is intended for:

1)  People who own historic buildings (1950 or earlier), who want their landscape to reflect their building’s period of significance and enhance the historic character of the property;

2)  People who garden in the Inland Northwest, who want to make the most of our growing season & climate conditions;

3)  People who have mature trees, are interested in using native plants, or who wonder which varieties will grow best in our region.

The cost of $25 includes snacks and a box lunch.  Download the Workshop Brochure and return your registration form before March 12 to reserve your place.

If questions, or to pay by credit card, contact Susan at (509) 498-9240.


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