Designing Meadows and Naturalized Landscapes
with Kathy Connolly, founder and principal, Speaking of Landscapes
Friday, July 19, from 2:00-3:00pm ET
$10 AHS members/$15 non-members


Meadow plantings and other naturalized landscapes are intended to capture nature’s seeming randomness. Yet these plantings require a great deal of planning and pose some interesting design considerations. The talk will address topics such as scale, setting, proximity to visitors, pathways, edges, seating, signs, standards of care, the dormant season, and more. This session focuses on form and setting, rather than individual plant selections.

Kathy Connolly is a landscape designer who specializes in naturalized designs, low-impact landscape techniques, and native plants. She works with homeowners, municipalities, and organizations through her business, Speaking of Landscapes. She has a master’s degree in ecological landscape planning and design from the Conway School and is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Connolly has received award and recognition for her communications efforts on the topic of invasive plants.