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La Rambla, a Beautiful and Functional Landform at The Santa Fe Botanical Garden with Scott Canning – July 12, 2018

“La Rambla, a Beautiful and Functional Landform at The Santa Fe Botanical Garden” with Galisteo resident Scott Canning

Thursday, July 12
Doors open at 6:30pm for 7:00pm presentation.

Admission is free. Donations encouraged.

When it comes to landscape construction, issues of grading and drainage are usually invisible, at best. At The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, “La Rambla” is a drainage solution built of stone and earth and over-seeded with native plants. It is engineered to handle a 50-year rain event, and yet it is a beautiful and superbly functional part of the Botanic Garden. Scott will discuss its construction and function, and its origin in Native American water wisdom.

Scott studied Philosophy and English Literature at Dartmouth College, graduating with a BA in 1981. He lived in San Francisco until moving to New York in 1988 and discovered the botanical garden world and his passion.

In 1992 he moved to Albuquerque to take over a small landscaping business from a friend. He worked at the Albuquerque location of Plants of the Southwest, too, until 1994 when he moved back to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a curator of the greenhouses, then Scott curated the Cranford Rose Garden. In 2001 he moved to Wave Hill. This public garden is famous for its fantastic variety of plants and gardens in an intimate, historic setting. Scott was Director of Horticulture there for 13 years before making his dream come true; moving back to New Mexico. In April 2014 he became the Horticulture and Special Projects Director for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.