The Botanical Gardens of Asheville will host a Gardening on Slopes presentation on Sunday, July 28 from 204 p.m. in the Butler Room.

In this class, which is presented by Nina Shippen, remedies will be reviewed for preventing and correcting eroding slopes while still enjoying them as gardens.

Participants will look at how to measure and assess slopes, discuss useful plants and how to plant them, and review some methods for slope stabilization. They will also look at indicators that suggest the need for professional engineering and construction interventions.

Nina Shippen practices residential landscape and garden design through her company Gardeniña, which focuses on coupling the principles of healing gardens with sound ecologic practices to create satisfying gardens for her clients. A graduate of the landscape design program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, she has lived and gardened in Transylvania County since 2005.

Participants must pre-register and pre-pay for classes by calling 828-252-5190. Cost for the workshop is $15 for BGA members, $20 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Gardens. More info is available at


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