Contact Tracey Weiss, Director of Communications, at email@example.com or
Connecticut Horticultural Society presents
“Stone in the Garden” with Andrew Pighills
Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm—In person and virtual
Connecticut Horticultural Society’s ongoing speaker series continues this fall with Andrew Pighills, who is presenting “Stone in the Garden,” on October 20 a
t 7:30pm at Emanuel Synagogue (160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford) and on Zoom. A Q&A follows the talk.
The presentation explores the myriad ways in which structure is created in the landscape using natural stone. He elaborates on where to place stone in the garden, including stone walls to define garden areas, or paths, walkways and patios, as well as which materials are most suitable to creating contrast or harmony.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Andrew Pighills is an accomplished gardener, horticulturist and builder of dry stone walls. He received his formal horticulture training with The Royal Horticultural Society and has spent 30 years creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England in and around the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
In 2001, Andrew moved to the United States where he and his wife, Michelle Becker, an accomplished artist, designer and gardener, have combined their complementary skills to form English Gardens and Landscaping, in Killingworth, CT. They distinguish themselves in designing and installing residential landscapes that draw inspiration from the enchanting settings and exuberant lushness of the traditional English “cottage” gardens that they know and love so well.
Andrew’s stone work has been featured in a programming series on traditional English construction methods on BBC television. More recently, Andrew’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Radio, The New Haven Register, Yankee Magazine and numerous other publications. Andrew is a member of the prestigious Dry Stone Walling Association.
The talk is free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information or for non-members to register, visit www.cthort.org.
The Connecticut Horticultural Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to encouraging and improving the practice of gardening and the dissemination of horticultural information to its members and the public. The Society, through its many and varied programs, seeks to encourage the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants, the environment, and the art and science of gardening.