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Think spring at Senior Center

Landscape architect Larry Weaner will visit the Senior Center on April 7.

All are invited to “Think Spring!” at the new home of the Chestnut Hill Senior Center, 8431 Germantown Avenue, next Tuesday, April 7. We will begin with a light lunch, featuring treats from the garden, dessert and beverages ($3 a person). Help us plan by calling ahead to say you are coming.

At 1 p.m. the Center is pleased to present Larry Weaner, a professional landscape designer since 1977, whose Glenside firm has a national reputation for its work combining the environmental sciences and garden design. Larry is a well-respected author on these subjects and a sought-after instructor (University of Pennsylvania, New England Wildflower Society, Temple University, Conway Graduate School of Design, and the Morris Arboretum among many others).

When not designing gardens himself, Larry is active as a guest lecturer for numerous horticultural and environmental organizations, including the National Arboretum in Washington, DC and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center in Austin, Texas.

Weaner will present a power-point presentation to answer the questions about Designing natural landscapes in residential settings. He will explore, through a series of case studies, techniques for gracefully integrating native plant compositions and ecological processes into the residential landscape. He will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the practical and aesthetic considerations in creating natural gardens. Come with friends and questions.

The “new” Chestnut Hill Senior Center is located between Highland Avenue and Gravers Lane, behind CW Travel. Park behind 8431 Germantown Avenue in the lot off of East Highland Avenue. Use the side entrance to our building. Need more information about this program or other Center activities? Contact Mary Zell and Sue Davis at 215-248-0180 or