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Workshop: The Art of Gardening: Lessons from Chanticleer Joe Henderson Horticulturalist Chanticleer Garden

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Atlantic Master Gardeners Association In cooperation with the Friends of the Garden Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus

is pleased to announce a one day Workshop Saturday, 7th September 2019

The Art of Gardening: Lessons from Chanticleer Joe Henderson Horticulturalist Chanticleer Garden

Chanticleer Horticulturist and co-author of The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer, Joe Henderson will bring inspiring garden ideas to Nova Scotia from his work at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. It is a place of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.

Joe is responsible for the pond gardens and Asian woods at Chanticleer. He is a craftsman and a jeweller as well as a garden designer and horticulturalist. He has also worked with Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter, the English garden that often partners with Chanticleer on symposiums and workshops.

What Makes Chanticleer Special
Chanticleer emerges from the site, taking advantage of the topography, views, and trees. The process of planning and caring for the garden in equally integrated. The designs are done in-house by the people who do the planting and maintenance and who also make the furniture, gates and bridges. The garden evolves organically and continuously rather than as a major landscape plan imposed upon the site. The garden is dynamic and fund, changing greatly from year to year and even season to season. Every design can be made better. No matter how good it is, something new will at least be different, presenting another concept. It is a garden for the sake of being a garden. We encourage creativity in all aspects of the operation.”


9:00 Welcome & Introductions; Collins Horticulture Building
9:30 Joe Henderson, “Lessons from Chanticleer” Presentation
10:30 Break
10:45 Alumni Garden Tour with Darwin Carr; Dalhousie Bicentennial Botanical Garden
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Sketching & Discussion – Design Ideas for Alumni Gardens
15:00 Closing Design Charrette – Presenting Potential Ideas

Registration Fee
Atlantic Master Gardeners Association or Friends of the Garden Members $100
Other Gardening Association Members $115


(1) Email & E-Transfer Send name, address, phone, association, and dietary restrictions to

Send payment to


(2) Mail & Cheque Jim Sharpe, 6231 Watt Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2B9 Cheque payable to Atlantic Master Gardeners Association

For further information contact Jim Sharpe, Atlantic Master Gardeners Association President or 902-425-6312


September 7, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Jim Sharpe


Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
160 Collins Rd
Millbrook, NS B6L1V6 Canada
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