Landscape Potential II: Perennial Bed Design for Pollinators

Class Open—Practicum Full

Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator

  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 – 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Landscape Potential II will introduce participants to the planning and implementation strategies professionals use to design richly layered, bio-diverse perennial beds that summon bees and butterflies to the garden. This two-part course includes an introduction to designing with perennials, tips and tactics for building a bountiful perennial bed, and explores the plant species that pollinators love! Following the introduction class is a practicum in which participants bring in photos and maps of their property for a one-on-one consultation with Preston to develop perennial bed designs around their home.

By the end of the two-part course, participants will have not only learned how to design perennial beds, but will also have personalized professional advice for developing a world class pollinator habitat using perennials.


Participants wishing to take the practicum portion of this program need to register for it separately by calling Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005. To ensure availability, please contact Chris prior to registering online. Individual, one-hour sessions with Preston are available on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

The following practicum times are already taken:

Saturday, August 29
1:00 PM - Rossy
2:00 PM - Norma
3:00 PM - Lane
4:00 PM - Helen
5:00 PM - Betsy

Sunday, August 30
1:00 PM - Laurie
2:00 PM - Lynn Marie
3:00 PM - Lane
4:00 PM - Karen and Scott
5:00 PM - Karen and Scott


All supplies provided by Preston, but students taking the practicum are required to bring photographs, GIS map, plat, and/or survey of property, an inventory and analysis (which will be outlined in the seminar portion of the course), as well as a list of desired perennials.

Other Design Courses

Landscape Potential II is the second course in a four course offering. Those interested in design programs should find these interesting as well:

$30.00 for members, $40.00 for nonmembers for August 15 class; $90.00 for members, $120.00 for nonmembers for August 15 class and August 29 or 30 practicum.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 24 people and 10 for the practicum and is considered complete when payment is received. Please call Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 to schedule the practicum appointment.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to the program's start date. No refunds will be made after this time. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or for more information about this course.