Amy’s newest program (Spring 2022) is “Structure and Ornament in the Garden.” A hallmark of great garden design is spatial definition—the boundaries, vertical accents, focal points, and embellishments composed of non-living elements that shape both the garden and our experience of it. This talk examines the idea that the success of a garden is to a large extent not a function of the plants in it per se, but rather how we are compelled to interact with the space. It covers both functional and ornamental design details and especially the merger of the two.
Amy’s shows are PowerPoint presentations run from a laptop computer she provides. All shows are richly illustrated with dozens of color images. She requests that host facilities provide a digital projector, screen, lectern, and (ideally but optionally) hands-free voice amplification for large rooms. Fees for in-person talks begin at $400 and are based on the time commitment involved, including travel. Lower fees may be negotiated for small, local groups with limited budgets; inquire for details. Zoom presentations are $275.