Gardens Transformed

LINCOLN— Landscape architect Sandra Youssef Clinton will present the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Young Lecture Nov. 10 in Lincoln.

Clinton uses her extensive plant knowledge and a painterly approach to create “exuberant gardens that highlight the seasonal rhythms of the landscape and nature.” Her work is grounded in the history of garden design and based on her travels and observations of natural landscapes throughout the world.

The questions she asks are worth asking, and answering: How can we create inviting and extraordinary outdoor living spaces? How can we celebrate seasonal beauty all year long? Where do the inside and outside meet? How do we develop gardens that all creatures can use and enjoy?

Clinton is the featured speaker of the 2017 Joseph and Dorothy Young Memorial Lectures in Horticulture Nov. 10 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege. The ticketed lecture is at 7:00 p.m. with a dessert reception following. The cost for the event is $10 for NSA members, $15 for non-members and free for UNL students with ID. Space is limited; sign up at or call 402-472-2971.

The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum hosts the Young Memorial Lecture in Horticulture to honor the late Dr. Joseph Young who served the university from 1958 to 1980 as chair of the Department of Horticulture and founder and first director of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. A visionary advocate for landscape beautification, he helped establish the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, host for the lecture. This year the lecture is partially sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Architecture.

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