January 28, 2023

Austin garden lovers and designers turned out for Garden Spark on a chilly Thursday evening to hear Columbus-based designer Nick McCullough. Nick has a huge fan following across the U.S. and shared inspiring images and the stories of the gardens from his new book American Roots. I reviewed American Roots last year, so check that out if you want to know more. Plenty of Austinites do, as it turns out! And Barton Springs Nursery‘s outdoor classroom was once again the beautiful location for this Garden Spark event.

Allison, Nick’s wife, business partner, and co-author, was at Garden Spark too and joined in for the Q&A after the talk. It was so great to meet them both and hear more about the book and their design work.

Austin landscape architect Tait Moring‘s personal garden is featured in Nick and Allison’s book, so yes, you’ll see Texas in the book, as well as many other regions across the country.

Follow Nick on his popular Instagram for regular design inspiration. Big thanks to Nick and Allison for traveling to Austin for Garden Spark, and to everyone who came out for the talk!

The last Spark talk of Season 6 is coming up on February 23rd, with acclaimed Austin designer Mark Word speaking. Subscribe to Garden Spark for early access when tickets go on sale, as these events often sell out quickly. Simply click this link and ask to be added to my email list.

I welcome your comments. Please scroll to the end of this post to leave one. If you’re reading in an email, click here to visit Digging and find the comment box at the end of each post. And hey, did someone forward this email to you, and you want to subscribe? Click here to get Digging delivered directly to your inbox!

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Come learn about garden design from the experts at Garden Spark! I organize in-person talks by inspiring designers, landscape architects, and authors a few times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance. Simply click this link and ask to be added. You can find this year’s speaker lineup here.

Make plans to attend the Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival on March 18 at the John Fairey Garden in Hempstead, TX. Rare and distinctive plants will be offered, as well as art, ceramics, jewelry, food, drink, music, and other entertainment for the whole family. Members have early access and get in free. Non-member admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free.

Experience the Surreal Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, an enchanting neon-art display throughout the gardens, with food and drink, music and dancing, surreal performers, and interactive art sculptures. Surreal costumes encouraged! 25% of event proceeds benefit the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. Runs April 6 (VIP Night), April 7-8, and April 13-15, from 6:30 pm to 11 pm.

All material (C) 2023 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

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January 28, 2023

Austin garden lovers and designers turned out for Garden Spark on a chilly Thursday evening to hear Columbus-based designer Nick McCullough. Nick has a huge fan following across the U.S. and shared inspiring images and the stories of the gardens from his new book American Roots. I reviewed American Roots last year, so check that out if you want to know more. Plenty of Austinites do, as it turns out! And Barton Springs Nursery‘s outdoor classroom was once again the beautiful location for this Garden Spark event.

Allison, Nick’s wife, business partner, and co-author, was at Garden Spark too and joined in for the Q&A after the talk. It was so great to meet them both and hear more about the book and their design work.

Austin landscape architect Tait Moring‘s personal garden is featured in Nick and Allison’s book, so yes, you’ll see Texas in the book, as well as many other regions across the country.

Follow Nick on his popular Instagram for regular design inspiration. Big thanks to Nick and Allison for traveling to Austin for Garden Spark, and to everyone who came out for the talk!

The last Spark talk of Season 6 is coming up on February 23rd, with acclaimed Austin designer Mark Word speaking. Subscribe to Garden Spark for early access when tickets go on sale, as these events often sell out quickly. Simply click this link and ask to be added to my email list.

I welcome your comments. Please scroll to the end of this post to leave one. If you’re reading in an email, click here to visit Digging and find the comment box at the end of each post. And hey, did someone forward this email to you, and you want to subscribe? Click here to get Digging delivered directly to your inbox!

__________________________

Digging Deeper

Come learn about garden design from the experts at Garden Spark! I organize in-person talks by inspiring designers, landscape architects, and authors a few times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance. Simply click this link and ask to be added. You can find this year’s speaker lineup here.

Make plans to attend the Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival on March 18 at the John Fairey Garden in Hempstead, TX. Rare and distinctive plants will be offered, as well as art, ceramics, jewelry, food, drink, music, and other entertainment for the whole family. Members have early access and get in free. Non-member admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free.

Experience the Surreal Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, an enchanting neon-art display throughout the gardens, with food and drink, music and dancing, surreal performers, and interactive art sculptures. Surreal costumes encouraged! 25% of event proceeds benefit the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. Runs April 6 (VIP Night), April 7-8, and April 13-15, from 6:30 pm to 11 pm.

All material (C) 2023 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

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