Seven Sins of Garden Design (Public)

Thu, May 13th 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT · By Ann Arbor Farm & Garden
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Thu, May 13th 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT
Thu, May 13th 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
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Ann Arbor Farm & Garden, AAF&G is pleased to open this virtual presentation to the public. Registration is required, and the admission fee for non-members is $10 per person. Proceeds will support AAF&G’s grant and scholarship awards.

"Seven Sins of Garden Design"

Presented by Rebecca Sweet

Rebecca Sweet is a landscape designer, author, and lifelong gardener based in Northern California. Her gardens have been featured in Sunset, Fine Gardening, Woman’s Day, and American Gardener and she has been a guest on the critically acclaimed PBS series Growing a Greener World. She is the author of Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture & Form and the co-author of Garden Up!  Smart Vertical Gardening for Small & Large Spaces. Learn more about Rebecca’s designs, books and upcoming events at

Seven Sins of Garden Design (and how to avoid making them)

After decades of meeting with frustrated gardeners, landscape designer Rebecca Sweet has broken down the primary causes of garden-related headaches into seven main categories. 

Mistakes such as single season gardens, overcrowding, and one-of-each-itis (to name just a few) can often derail the best of intentions. Using photos and solutions that are inspiring, informative, and easy to put into practice, you’ll soon be on your way to a glorious garden.

Seven Sins of Garden Design

  • Creating a single season garden
  • Believing the no-maintenance myth
  • Suffering from one-of-each-itis
  • Overcrowding a new garden
  • Tiny garden = tiny plants
  • Contrast is lacking
  • Taking things too seriously!

Proceeds from this program will directly benefit AAF&G's grant and scholarship fund. To learn more, visit our website at:

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