Great Valley to host 'What Makes a Great Garden' event

MALVERN, Pa. — Penn State Great Valley will host “What Makes a Great Garden: Be Inspired for Your Own Garden” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.

Award-winning garden designer Annie Guilfoyle will show examples of what makes a garden great, including ideas for re-designing an entire garden and simple planting ideas to give it a little bit of a lift. There will be plenty of straightforward tips, such as how to make a garden seem larger and how to add some mystery and fun into the design, along with practical tips for storage and small spaces. This talk is suitable for those new to gardening and those who are looking for some inspiration on how to make a start on a new project.

Guilfoyle is an award-winning designer and the director of Creative Landscapes, a garden design consultancy based in West Sussex. She is also the garden course consultant at West Dean and teaches a monthly course at Great Dixter House and Gardens. Guilfoyle spent 18 years as the director of garden design at KLC School of Design at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey. Her work has been featured on "The Garden Makers" and the BBC series "Small Town Gardens." She is a Chelsea Flower Show silver medal winner.

The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.