Designing Sustainable, Colorful Desert Landscapes – 10 a.m. to noon
Shelly Ann Abbott, an award-winning landscape designer and Master of Landscape Architecture, sees designing for sustainable, colorful desert landscapes as one of the best ways to enjoy our Sonoran Desert. Her wonderful landscapes require little water and provide beautiful color and interest year round. Learn sustainability in the Sonoran Desert through designs meant to share the landscape with hummingbirds, butterflies, moths and native bees. Learn how to achieve an intimate, colorful, outdoor living space. Class includes a visual presentation and a plant materials handout. Bring your landscaping questions and challenges.Sign up for this class
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Class availability limitations: None
Shelly Ann Abbott, MLA
The desert is a place of uncommon beauty, but it can also be quite challenging to landscape. As a native Arizonan, Shelly has a long-time understanding of the various microclimates in which plants have the potential to thrive and look remarkable in this hot arid climate. She has made her signature mark in the landscape design field by using an extensive and varied plant palette. She has been able to instill her ethic of water conservation and appropriateness of place for Arizona while creating exciting outdoor areas with colorful landscapes that contain year-round interest that help to support local wildlife. Shelly launched Landscape Design West, LLC, in order to design wonderful outdoor living areas for her clients.