Replace Your Lawn with Native Plantings
A Presentation by Mark Richardson of New England Wildflower Society

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  (Snowdate: Sunday, February 11th)
NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119), Groton, MA

The Washington Post.com ran an article a few months past with a headline that read, "Lawns are a soul-crushing timesuck." According to NASA, in the United States more surface area is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings during this presentation by Mark Richardson, New England Wild Flower Society’s Botanic Garden Director.

Mark oversees both Garden in the Woods and Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program.

This free public program is co-sponsored by the Groton Garden Club and the NRWA, funded by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund. For more information, please contact the Groton Garden Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..