Book Release Virtual Event

“An outstanding and beautiful contribution to horticultural literature on summer-dry gardening along the West Coast and Beyond.”

– Bart O’Brien, director, Regional Parks Botanic Garden 

Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates book

Join us virtually for an insightful, educational evening with two life-long gardeners. Award-winning photographer Saxon Holt and landscape architect Nora Harlow discuss their new book, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape. Learn what it means to garden in drought-prone climates, see how plants adapt to the climate, and how topography and climate relate.

Be one of the first people to hear from these expert gardeners-turned-authors! Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape will be released on January 5, 2021. Order your book now . Opens in new window


Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 6:00‐7:30 p.m.

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“The authors’ gentle plea to welcome a little wildness into our gardens is a timely and powerful message for all gardeners and landscape designers. Make room on your shelf for this beautiful new book.”

– Carol Bornstein, director of the Nature Gardens, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


Meet Saxon Holt

Saxon Holt is a photojournalist who has spent more than 40 years exploring Kingdom Plantae. His work has been featured in diverse publications, from Architectural Digest and Pacific Horticulture magazine to Smithsonian and Money magazine.


Meet Nora Harlow

Nora Harlow is a landscape architect and gardener with wide-ranging experience in the summer-dry climates of California. She is the author of Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the Bay Area, co-editor of The Pacific Horticulture Book of Western Gardening, and co-editor of Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses.