Pocket Meadows

Pocket Meadows

A meadown garden in late summer with a bright blue sky and tall foliage.
Scott Hummel

Dates & Prices

September 5–26, 2024

Fee: $149

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $134

This class is intended as an adult learning experience.  Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Register by August 27, 2024

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

But meadows don’t have to be large. Even the smallest garden spaces can be transformed into low-maintenance miniature meadows that could still make a big different to the health of a landscape. Join instructor Graham Laird Gardner online to learn the benefits of small-scale wild planting and how mini meadows can help foster biodiversity, support pollinators, and provide naturalistic beauty.

Certificate Information

Elective course for Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design

Course Schedule

Online Sessions
Thursdays, September 5–26, 2024
6:00–8:30 pm


Online, via Zoom


Graham Laird Gardner

Graham Laird Gardner is the author of Tiny and Wild: Build a Small-Scale Meadow Anywhere, a 2024 American Horticultural Society Book Award Winner. He has over 25 years of experience in landscape design and project management in public, private, and non-profit sectors. Beyond his residential design projects, he has worked with agencies such as the Denver Parks Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, as well as many Cooperative Extension offices, Friends of parks groups, and native plant societies.

During his professional career, Gardner has gained considerable practical experience in strategic and master planning, site analysis, regenerative landscape design, construction oversight, and landscape maintenance. As we move away from the thirsty lawns of the City Beautiful Movement designs of the early twentieth century toward a more ecological approach to green spaces, Gardner is a leader in the new paradigm of high-functioning, water-smart, and low-maintenance landscapes.