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Adult Opportunities

Design a Meditative Garden (online)

Create a space that offers rest and renewal using sustainable gardening principles.

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This program has been canceled.

In this class, we’ll identify visual cues of places that nurture the spirit and invite us to take a meditative stroll, to sit and relax with a cup of tea, to read and reflect, to stretch, to meditate, or to write. Draw inspiration from different meditative elements and view examples of historic and monastic gardens to find the meditative garden styles that work for you. Translate those elements into a working design and discuss sustainable gardening principles that will create gardens to nurture the spirit and the environment. 

This program meets live on Zoom. 

Instructor: Vallari Talapatra, landscape architect, Eco Scapes, Inc.

Age: 16 and older


Vallari Talapatra, landscape architect

Vallari Talapatra has been teaching at the Arboretum since 1994. She has taught landscape design classes and conducted workshops on a variety of topics, such as woodland gardens, meditative gardens, and curb appeal. She has been the president of Eco Scapes, Inc. since 2000, and has ten national publications that have featured her projects.  You can view examples of her work on the Eco Scapes website and on Houzz under, Eco Scapes, Inc.

  • This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive a link by email.  
  • At the scheduled date and time, click on the link to join the program.
  • Automatically generated captions will be available.

Three Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16, 2022
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central Time


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