Seven Sins of Landscape Design


When: Wednesday September 14, 2022, 9:30am social, 10:00–11:15am meeting

Where: East Rec Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive

Topic/Speaker: The Seven Cardinal Sins of Landscape Design by Garth Hokanson

Our resident horticulturist, Garth Hokanson, will be giving a presentation entitled “The Seven Cardinal Sins of Landscape Design”. Garth says, “All too often, homeowners make major mistakes that conflict with an attractive, pleasant and functional landscape.” He will group the primary causes of landscape flaws into seven main categories and will discuss [by category] what to avoid, as well as how to fix existing landscape flaws.

Garth is our very own Master Gardener and a retired SRJC Horticultural and Culinary Arts professor, having instructed there for 19 years. He holds a BS and MS in Horticulture and is a Cordon Bleu trained chef! For 25 years he lived on a 12-acre property in Sebastopol and created an astonishing Asian-inspired garden there. He downsized from the Sebastopol property to a 1-acre site near Graton and set to work there on another amazing landscape. His gardens were a popular addition to Sonoma County Garden tours – every turn in one of his gardens is a delightful, artistic surprise. Garth moved to Oakmont 4 years ago and, finding that his new property looked just like all the others on the block, he set about to create another of his inspired landscapes. The sloping front yard was stripped, terraced, redesigned and replanted with a focus on drought-resistant plants, succulents and cactus. Ultimate size, height, and a variety of foliage color and texture was key to his design.

Garth loves sharing his knowledge, his love of the plant world, and the act of teaching itself.
He has graciously contributed much to our club, both in talks and demonstrations, and providing lovely and very popular potted succulent gardens for our raffles. We can always defer to him when a member has a gardening or plant question. We are very lucky to have Garth among our membership to share with all of you.

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending. Guests are welcome and we hope you will consider joining our membership for the 2022-2023 club season.


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