DARIEN, Conn. -- An expert from the New York Botanical Garden is coming to Darien on Tuesday.
Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at the New York Botanical Garden, is set to present "Gardening with Nature: Forest Restoration and Native Plant Gardening" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Darien Library, according to the release. The Tree Conservancy of Darien and the Darien Land Trust are co-sponsoring the event.
"Forrest will describe how the New York Botanical Garden’s approach to stewardship of the Forest has evolved from a policy of 'let alone' to active restoration and discuss the ecological, educational, and research goals of the ongoing management program," representatives said in the release. "Forrest oversees all aspects of the management and development of the Garden’s landmark 250-acre site, its glasshouses, and indoor and outdoor exhibitions, including the 50-acre Thain Family Forest, 50 gardens and plant collections, exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and outdoor art exhibitions."
Forrest manages a staff of 80 people and has "taken a leadership role in planning and implementing projects such as the construction of the Benenson Ornamental Conifers, restoration of the Ross Conifer Arboretum, the construction and planting of the 11-acre Azalea Garden, and the new Native Plant Garden," according to the release. He is also an advocate for historic trees, forests, urban landscapes, and public gardens, according to the release.
Additional parking for the evening library program is available on Thorndal Circle.