Dara Emery Memorial Lecture

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Greg Rubin

Location: Blaksley Library

Space is still available.  Please register at the lecture.

During his 35-year tenure as Horticulturist for the Garden, Dara Emery launched several Garden programs that continue to this day, such as the annual Fall Native Plant Sale, the Garden Growers Nursery, and the Plant Introduction Program. Each year, the Garden honors the horticultural legacy of Dara Emery with this very special lecture.

This Year

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Greg Rubin, author, landscaper, plantsman

This October, as planting season begins, Greg Rubin, well-known landscaper and author will be the featured speaker at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual Dara Emery Lecture. Rubin, President and founder of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, based in San Diego, has been working with native CA plants since 1985. Rubin has over 700 native landscape installations to his credit, including the Del Mar Thoroughbred racetrack infield remodel and an all-native Japanese Garden for the San Diego Botanic Garden for which he won 9 awards.

His 2013 The California Native Landscape, The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance, is already a classic, co-authored with Lucy Warren. The team released a new book last year, The Drought Defying Californian Garden.

This rare Santa Barbara appearance is a chance to see some of Rubin’s many beautiful garden designs and to share a little of his inspirations. Refreshments will be served at 4pm in the Garden’s courtyard with lecture and slide show to follow.