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Jan Johnsen

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Event date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join Jan Johnsen for a discussion of her new book Gardentopia!


Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen's new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will delight all garden lovers with over 130 lushly illustrated landscape design and planting suggestions. Ms. Johnsen is an admired designer and popular speaker whose hands-on approach to "co-creating with nature" will have you saying, "I can do that '

This info-packed, sumptuous book offers individual tips for enhancing any size landscape using 'real world' solutions. The suggestions are grouped into five categories that include Garden Design and Artful Accents, Walls, Patios, and Steps and Plants and Planting, among others. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a landscaping novice, Gardentopia will inspire you with tips such as 'Soften a Corner," "Paint it Black," and "Hide and Reveal."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jan Johnsen began her professional life working in a landscape architecture office in Osaka, Japan. She then learned European horticulture techniques from a Versailles-trained French gardener at Mohonk Mountain House in NY.  For over 30 years, Jan and her husband have created distinctive landscapes through their award-winning firm, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools ( Her books include Heaven is a GardenThe Spirit of Stone,and the newly released 2019 book, Gardentopia.

ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

Event address: 
2 Center St
Rutland, VT 05701
Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682683965
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Countryman Press - April 2nd, 2019