Horticultural Arts

Gardening In A Changing Climate
with David Perry
March 31 | 2:00-4:00pm
Admission $20
Hoffman Center Wonder Garden | 595 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita



Gardening In A Changing Climate

Photos by David Perry

We gardeners are creatures of habit. We move plants from one spot to another, divide them from huge clumps to small, prune them if they get too big and add way too many when the effect falls short.

We combine and recombine colors, rearrange textures, strive for different times of bloom. Add manure, drag hoses, plant for pollinators, keep plant logs!

Certainly, the results vary season to season, year to year (complaining is of course perennial). But the personal narrative stays the same: this is what I like, this is how I garden.

Dear Gardener, Welcome to Climate Change.

“Anyone who’s been paying attention knows all sorts of changes are afoot,” says our March 31st guest speaker, David Perry. “Climate. Politics. Health and nutrition. Gardens certainly feel it, and those of us who love gardens and partner with them feel it, too”.

Perry, best known for his books and lectures on garden photography, has an extraordinary vision of a future landscape we will each inevitably need to embrace. His presentation will kick off the Hoffman Center’s year-long series, Gardening in a Changing Climate, made possible in part by a grant from the Nehalem Bay Garden Club.

“What gardens need is changing”, Perry explains. “What communities of birds, mammals, plants and insects require in these ‘stress of change’ times asks us to rethink some of our beloved, ‘favorite things’ approach to gardening”.

In a Manzanita Day talk both deeply personal and philosophical, Perry will use his images and engage our creativity in questioning how we’ve always gardened, what we missed along the way and what new learning awaits us as we reimagine ourselves and our gardens in a changing climate.

Photographer and storyteller David Perry is an insightful garden interpreter. He comes into gardens to see and hear what they have to say, to rub up against their magic and ultimately, to find ways to show and share their enlarging gifts.

For him, gardens are more than just curated plant collections within a landscape, they are also mirrors, however imperfect, that reflect back to us in small, subtle ways hints about where we are within our journeys, where we are bound up and where we are able to stretch and breathe free.

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  • March 31, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gardening In A Changing Climate


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.