Peckerwood Garden: Looking Back and Going Forward, part 2

On September 26, 2012, the Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Weekend conference launched with a keynote conversation on “Peckerwood, Looking Back and Going Forward” with John Fairey, the founder and owner of Peckerwood Garden, Hempstead, Texas, and Jonathan Wright, a gardener at Chanticleer Gardens, near Philadelphia. The conversational format provided an intimate glimpse into the artistic and horticultural vision that John Fairey brought to the development of his garden, which features rare plants native to a wide region of the southern United States and Mexico. The keynote conversation was introduced by Claire Sawyers, Director of the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College and co-chair of the Garden Conservancy’s Screening Committee.

Peckerwood Garden: Looking Back and Going Forward, part 3

PART 3 of a conversation between John Fairey and Jonathan Wright on the creation of Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, Texas, presented as the keynote program for the Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Weekend conference, September 27, 2012. John Fairey is the founder and owner of Peckerwood Garden; Jonathan Wright is a gardener at Chanticleer Garden outside of Philadelphia.

Peckerwood Garden: Looking Back and Going Forward, part 4

PART 4 of a conversation between John Fairey and Jonathan Wright on the creation of Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, Texas, presented as the keynote program for the Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Weekend conference, September 27, 2012. John Fairey is the founder and owner of Peckerwood Garden; Jonathan Wright is a gardener at Chanticleer Garden outside of Philadelphia.

Peckerwood Garden: Looking Back and Going Forward, part 5

PART 5 of a conversation between John Fairey and Jonathan Wright on the creation of Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, Texas, presented as the keynote program for the Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Weekend conference, September 27, 2012. John Fairey is the founder and owner of Peckerwood Garden; Jonathan Wright is a gardener at Chanticleer Garden outside of Philadelphia.

Peckerwood Garden: Looking Back and Going Forward, part 6

PART 6 of a conversation between John Fairey and Jonathan Wright on the creation of Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, Texas, presented as the keynote program for the Garden Conservancy’s Preservation Weekend conference, September 27, 2012. John Fairey is the founder and owner of Peckerwood Garden; Jonathan Wright is a gardener at Chanticleer Garden outside of Philadelphia.