Landscape consultant, author, and photographer Rick Darke's work is grounded in an ethic of observation; blending art, ecology, and cultural geography in the design and stewardship of living landscapes. Darke has studied North American plants in their habitats for over three decades. In 1998 he received the Scientific Award of the American Horticultural Society. His many books include THE LIVING LANDSCAPE and the upcoming title GARDENS OF THE HIGH LINE. A book signing and afternoon tea will follow the lecture. Books will be available for purchase at the event.