May 28, 2015 – Des Moines, IA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For release: May 28, 2015
Contact: Eldree Baer, Marketing and Guest Experience Manager
Landscape architect Thomas Rainer to speak at Botanical
DES MOINES, Iowa (May 28, 2015) –
On Wednesday, June 3, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will host Thomas Rainer as keynote speaker for its annual Spring Luncheon.
Rainer is a rising star in landscape architecture and will present an educational and inspiring lecture on designed plant communities, both in public and private spaces. His will also preview his forthcoming book with Claudia West,Planting Design in a Post-Wild World, due out this fall from Timber Press. Examples of his most recent work focus on the artful interpretation of wild plant communities into designed plantings that thrive in the context of towns and cities.
As the designer of landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and The New York Botanical Garden, among others, Rainer marries his profession with his obsession for gardening.
Tickets are on-sale through Friday, May 29 for the Spring Luncheon at dmbotanicalgarden.com.
AboutGreater Des Moines Botanical Garden
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant, 14-acre public garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Guided by a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, the Botanical Garden cultivates a signature guest experience through progressive garden design and innovative programming. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution.
On January 1, 2013 the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden launched a new beginning. After years of planning, a bold vision, generous community support and a new staff, the Botanical Garden assumed operatorship of a 34-year old conservatory and 14 acres of land bordering the Des Moines River. Armed with a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, we are a garden now. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution with ten years of operating support at $645,000 per year from the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Water Works and Bravo Greater Des Moines. In addition, the Phase II Endowment goal will grow the total endowment to $3.6 million.