Landscape Potential IV: Improving Curb Appeal Through Foundation Planting

Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 9:00 am11:00 am

Landscape Potential IV will introduce participants to the planning and implementation strategies design professionals use to create harmony between the house and the landscape through foundation planting. This class includes an introduction to foundation planting design, tips for successful planting, and explores the best annual, perennial, shrub, and tree species for quick results! Whether starting from scratch or shaping up an established home landscape, this class will ensure you're the Jones's to keep up with!

landscape design practicum


Practicums are available to give homeowners one-on-one time with Preston so that he can help with solving problems in their landscape.

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 (see details below).

The following practicum times are available. If they're followed with a person's name, the practicum time is already taken.

Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM – Tom
1:00 PM – Laura
2:00 PM – Linda
3:00 PM – Mary Ann
4:00 PM

Sunday, April 29
12:00 PM – Beth
1:00 PM – Mary Ann
2:00 PM – Petie
3:00 PM – Lilly
4:00 PM – Barbara


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 plants and/or photographs of foundation plantings that appeal to them.

Preston Montague drawing buckwheet in a meadow

About Preston Montague

Preston Montague is an artist, educator, and landscape designer who developed a passion for the natural world while growing up in the rural foothills of Virginia. Currently, he lives in Durham, North Carolina working on projects that encourage stronger relationships between people and their environment. His latest body of work, Codex Carolinum, is a series of didactic botanical illustrations using art and storytelling to foster natural science literacy.

$30.00 for members, $40.00 for nonmembers for April 28 class; $120.00 for members, $160.00 for nonmembers for the April 28 class and a practicum on Saturday, April 28 or Sunday, April 29.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 32 people for the class and 10 people for the practicums and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. 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.