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Kate Frey

Designer and ecological gardening educator and co-author, The Bee-Friendly Garden

Kate Frey is a noted garden designer, eloquent advocate for pollinators, and popular garden speaker and educator. She designed and managed noted and widely admired gardens such as the famous organic public garden at Fetzer Vineyards, the Melissa Garden in Healdsburg, and the gardens at Lynmar Winery in Sebastopol. Her gardens won 2 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, a rare honor for an American designer. Kate currently writes two gardening columns for the Press Democrat newspaper and her book, The Bee-Friendly Garden (Ten Speed Press, 2016) was selected as one of the best gardening books of the year in 2017 by The American Horticultural Society. Her newest educational venture, The American Garden School, made its debut in 2017. Kate holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in English at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.


How to Design Bee-Friendly Flower Gardens

Flower-filled gardens make us happy and can support many species of bees and other biodiversity beneficial to our gardens. We all desire our gardens to be colorful and interesting for many months of the year, yet what flowers appeal to which bees—and why? How can we create plant compositions that work well in the garden and also cater to bees’ needs? This seminar offers many colorful examples of lush floral gardens that support bees.

Saturday, Feb 10 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow