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Wed 24 Oct 2012, 7:00pm

Where: Larnach Castle, 145 Camp Rd, Company Bay, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Per person: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Larnach Castle is bringing, to Dunedin, internationally acclaimed author and speaker Tracy Disabato-Aust. The topic of Tracy's lecture will be 'Colour, Texture and Form for Visionary Effects'. The evening will start with a glass of wine and an opportunity to view the garden at 7pm. The lecture will commence at 7:45pm and be followed by a light supper. This event is guaranteed to inspire and motivate both novice and experienced gardeners.

Tickets are available by phoning 03 476 1616 or visit our website.

Tracy Disabato-Aust earned international acclaim as one of America’s most entertaining and knowledgeable garden writers and professional speakers. She has extensive experience in the United States, and abroad working for over 35 years in the industry, speaking for 30 years and designing for over 25 years.

Her experience includes stints at Longwood Gardens in the U.S., The Montreal Botanical Garden in Canada, the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium, and Knightshayes Court in England. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture from The Ohio State University.

Her first book The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, which has been referred to by many as “the bible for perennial maintenance”, has sold over 180,000 copies and has become Timber Press’ best selling book in their 30 year history of publishing. Now available in a beautiful expanded edition. Her second book The Well-Designed Mixed Garden, which has sold over 50,000 copies (now in paperback), brings her trademark exuberance, expertise, and efficiency to bear on frequently daunting elements of garden design demystifying them with her direct approach. Tracy is a gifted and award winning designer who combines artistic vision with practical horticultural strategies.

Tracy’s followers now welcome her long awaited newest book, 50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants: Tough but Beautiful Plants That Anyone Can Grow, which features easy care dynamic selections for our busy lives. Also now a best-seller with over 20,000 sold!

Tracy is a vibrant speaker, and in great demand nationally and internationally, on the lecture circuit. Venues include The Garden Clubs of Uruguay and the Horticultural Society of Argentina, New Zealand & Australia Landscape Design Conferences, England’s Royal Botanic Garden-Kew, England’s Royal Horticulture Society Garden- Wisley, The English Gardening School, The Oxford Botanic Garden The Smithsonian Institute, The Perennial Plant Association, numerous botanical gardens and professional association meetings.

Tracy is a frequent guest on national garden television and radio gardening shows and has contributed articles or been featured in numerous national and international magazines, books, and newpapers. Magazines include: Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Garden Design, & Gardens Illustrated (London, England. The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph in London, England, and The National Post, Toronto Canada. She has appeared on several gardening television shows including, Way to Grow & Smart Gardening. She is a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Radio...When Tracy is not busy with horticulture adventures she is training and racing as an “4 x All American” for team USA in triathlons. She is a National and World Champion in her age group.

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