Designer Nick McCullough shares American Roots at Garden Spark

January 28, 2023

Austin garden lovers and designers came out on a chilly Thursday evening for Garden Spark to hear Columbus-based designer Nick McCullough speak. Nick has a huge fan following across the US and shares inspiring photos and garden stories from his new book American route. I have reviewed American route Last year, so check out if you want to know more. Plenty of austenite, as it turns out! And Burton Springs Nursery’s outdoor classroom was once again the beautiful setting for this Garden Spark event.

Alison, Nick’s wife, business partner and co-author, was also at Garden Spark and joined the Q&A session after the talk. It was great to meet them both and hear more about the book and their design work.

Austin landscape architect Tait Moring’s personal garden is featured in Nick and Alison’s book, so yes, you’ll see Texas in the book, as well as many other regions around the country.

Follow Nick on his popular Instagram for regular design inspiration. Big thanks to Nick and Alison for traveling to Austin for Garden Spark, and to everyone who came out to talk!

Season 6’s final Spark Talk is coming up on February 23rd, with acclaimed Austin designer Mark Ward speaking. Subscribe to Garden Spark for early access when tickets go on sale, as these events often sell out quickly. Just click this link and ask to be added to my email list.

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Learn about garden design from the experts here Garden Spark! I host private talks with inspiring designers, landscape architects, and writers several times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance. Just click on this link and ask to be added. You can find this year’s speaker lineup here.

Plan to join Budding Plant Sale and Festival March 18 at John Fairy Gardens in Hempstead, TX. There will be rare and unique plants, as well as art, ceramics, jewelry, food, drink, music and other entertainment for the whole family. Members have early access and get free. Non-member admission is $5. Children under 12 are free.

Experience a surreal garden at the Zilkar Botanical Garden, with an enchanting neon-art display throughout the park, food and drink, music and dance, surreal performers and interactive art sculptures. Surreal costumes are encouraged! 25% of event proceeds benefit the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. April 6 (VIP Night), April 7-8 and April 13-15 runs from 6:30pm to 11pm.

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