“Lessons Learned from Building Public and Private Gardens” with Dan Benarcik 10 September 4pm
With over twenty-five years of experience, Dan Benarcik has never stopped learning about the living and nonliving entities that together make a complete and compelling garden, and how to adapt to an evolving landscape while keeping it fresh. In this talk, Benarcik will talk about his role as horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA, along with his design perspective, his knitting together of furniture, craft, and other non-plant design ideas, and the gardens and styles he tends to create, including his own home garden.
Dan Benarcik started at Chanticleer Garden in 1993 and oversees the Courtyard Gardens, with an emphasis on tropical, sub-tropical, and tender perennials for seasonal display. He is also a public speaker, and serves as the Regional Director of the Garden Writers Association, now GardenComm. His writing has appeared in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Martha Stewart Living, and Rodale’s Garden books.