California Native Plant Society
Santa Cruz County Chapter

General Meeting
Monday November 12
Keying Club 5:30 pm
Presentation 7:30 pm

UCSC Arboretum Horticulture Building
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

Native Landscape Design Techniques and Photos
from the Japanese Garden Memoir:
Cutting Back-My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

Speaker: Leslie Buck

See how the Japanese design with local plants to create some of the most natural looking gardens in the world. Leslie will pull from her memoir, Cutting Back-My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto, to illustrate how the Japanese use native plants to evoke the wild Japanese landscape, and how we can use these tricks in our own native gardens. She will present images of Kyoto garden monasteries, private homes and an emperor's villa. To hear her interview on the nature podcast Cultivating Place and more go to:

Leslie Buck's memoir, Cutting Back, earned a New York Times book review, Washington Post article, and translation into Chinese. Leslie has been an aesthetic pruner and garden design consultant for over two decades, helping landscapes develop atmosphere and beauty over time. She holds a fine arts degree from UC Berkeley and for years she explored native plant communities with Stew Winchester on "Horticology" excursions! Leslie has taught pruning at Tassajara Zen Monastery, Merritt College, and many garden clubs. In 2000, Leslie trained with Uetoh Zoen, one of the oldest and most highly acclaimed landscape companies in Japan-a three season journey which became Cutting Back.