Patrick Cullina, designer of New York City’s High Line, to speak

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina will present “Effective Strategies for Creating Dynamic, Diverse Plant-Driven Landscapes” on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 W. Market St., Kingsport. In this vibrant illustrated talk, Cullina, best known for his work on New York City’s High Line and at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will discuss the role of plants and their various ecologies as elements of and inspiration for successful dynamic landscapes. Sponsored by Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS) the program is free and the public is invited. For more information phone 423-348-6572 or email sapsnews@gmail.com, http://saps.us/.
Patrick Cullina is an award-winning horticulturist, author, landscape designer, photographer, lecturer, and organizational consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the landscape field. He runs a design and consulting business based in Manhattan that is dedicated to the innovative and sensitive integration of plants and materials into a diverse range of compelling designs — drawing inspiration from both the natural world and constructed environments alike. Previously, he was the founding Vice President of Horticulture and Park Operations for New York City’s High Line; the Vice President of Horticulture, Operations and Science Research at Brooklyn Botanic Garden; and the Associate Director of The Rutgers University Gardens in affiliation with the school’s Department of Landscape Architecture.
Throughout his career Cullina has served as a consultant and advisor to an array of public and private clients and projects and has lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad for universities, public gardens, garden clubs, horticultural organizations, museums, libraries and professional organizations on the subjects of plants, living environments, horticulture, landscape design, landscape maintenance and the urban experience.

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