Session 1: Sculpture Placement Through the Eyes of a Horticulturist More and more, sculpture and other forms of artwork are being added to traditional garden spaces. When incorporated in a thoughtful and intentional manner, the combination of art and horticulture can be extraordinary. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has succeeded from the very beginning by embracing the formula of sculpture and horticulture, together, as an intentional part of the design. This presentation will discuss several of the fundamental ideas and processes that have lead to this successful formula, particularly with regard to the perspective of the horticulture department.
Session 2: ISA Credit Hours Approved. Whip Those Plants Into Shape! Insider Tips to Creating and Maintaining Modern Living Sculptures Are you ready to invest in living plant sculptures? This session will guide you through the successful implementation of your next living sculpture garden and will help you navigate through its challenges. Attendees will learn the newest techniques on how to create, install and maintain topiary in its diverse forms. Participants will receive hands-on demonstrations of proper pruning styles using tools that are required to mold beauty and gain insights into the creation and maintenance of these successful topiary sculptures. (This session has been approved for continuing education credit hours by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).)