Garden Design: Color, Texture, Shapes, and Layers
with Cheryl Salatino, principal and founder, Dancing Shadows Garden Design
Friday, April 12, from 1:00-3:00pm ET
$30 AHS members/$40 non-members


The excitement and wonder of a colorful garden grab our attention and imprints its beauty on our memory. While color attracts us and stimulates our imagination, it also confounds many of us. We will explore our relationship to color, the garden dynamics that affect it, and how creating successful color combinations is strengthened by incorporating texture and shape throughout the layers of our gardens.

Cheryl Salatino is a New England based landscape designer, educator, and native plant enthusiast.  She started Dancing Shadows Garden Design twenty years ago to offer clients a more thoughtful and purposeful design aesthetic.  What continues to inspire this designer is how the beauty and value of nature endlessly challenge, surprise, and teach us. Salatino received her certificate in landscape design from the Radcliffe Seminars Landscape Design Program of Harvard University.  She has earned the status of Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist by the MA Nursery & Landscape Association and completed the UMASS Green School program in Landscape Management.  She has also earned an Advanced Certificate in Horticulture and Design as part of the Native Plant Trust educational certificate program.