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Rick Darke

Travels from:

Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Other speakers from Pennsylvania

Speaking topics:

  • Grasses for Livable Landscapes
  • The American Woodland Garden
  • The Design of Livable Landscapes

Rick Darke

Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes.

Darke served on the staff of Longwood Gardens for twenty years, and in 1998 he received the Scientific Award of the American Horticultural Society. His work has been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio.

Darke has studied North American plants in their habitats for over three decades, and his research and lectures have taken him to Africa, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, and northern Europe. His books include The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes, The American Woodland Garden, and In Harmony with Nature.

Books by Rick Darke

Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

By Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke

320 pp., paperback


The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

By Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy

352 pp., hardcover


The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition

By William Robinson and Rick Darke

360 pp., hardcover


The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes

By Rick Darke

484 pp., hardcover


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