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Rebecca Sweet

Designer, Harmony in the Garden and author, Refresh Your Garden Design and co-author, Garden Up!

Rebecca Sweet is a garden designer with her design firm Harmony In The Garden, located in Northern California. Her gardens have been featured in Sunset, Fine Gardening, Horticulture and Women’s Day as well as featured on the critically acclaimed PBS series “Growing a Greener World TV.” In addition, she has been a radio guest on GardenLife and Martha Stewart Living. Rebecca is also the author of the best-selling Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture & Form (Horticulture Books, 2013), co-author of Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces (Cool Springs Press, 2011) and regularly shares garden design strategies in her popular blog Gossip in the Garden.


GARDEN 101: Gardening in Small Spaces

Savvy Side Yard Solutions

Do you have a small, awkward backyard? Unsightly views of neighbors? A side yard filled with everyday clutter? Or perhaps you are in a new home on a very small lot. These are all opportunities! Join 3 leading designers, Lucy Hardiman, Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison, to learn how to address the realities that small backyards present. Join them and learn strategies to create spaciousness, with fabulous before-and-after looks at design solutions anyone can do. No matter your style, you’re sure to leave excited to transform this final frontier of your garden.

Thursday, Feb 8 at 2:15 pm / Rainer Room / Book signing to follow

Container Wars

Back by popular demand, we’ve lined up leading designers to “battle it out” in our highly acclaimed “Container Wars.” Containers can go virtually anywhere—patios, decks and balconies or even in the garden! Drawing from identical plant materials, two of the SF Bay Area’s leading designers and authors (and best friends!) Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison will ‘compete’ as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how they pull together plants and share their tips for designing luscious container gardens. Learning about plants has never been so fun!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 11:00 am / Designer’s Arena

Don’t Snub the Shrub! Hardworking Superstars of the Garden

It’s time to embrace the ‘shrub phase of your life’! Often called the ‘Cinderellas of the landscape,’ shrubs are some of the hardest working, yet often overlooked superstars in the garden. Let landscape designer Rebecca Sweet inspire you with innovative ways to use evergreen and deciduous shrubs to transform a ho-hum garden into an eye-popping, year-round masterpiece. Discover amazing new varieties that will provide long-lasting color, texture, flowers, and form all while being low-maintenance!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow