Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Parkman Room of the Education Building 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 

Woody Vines for the Garden


Looking to dress up a boring stockade fence? Maybe soften a new stone wall? Add an elegant trellis to your garden?

Come explore the ornamental characteristics of climbers like honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and other lesser-known species--both native and non-native! In this lecture, you will also learn how vines climb, the support structures needed for each type of vine, best planting practices, and maintenance. Instructor Jen Kettel of Raidiant Leaf Consulting. 

About Jen

Jen Kettell is an arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. She is a recent graduate of the American Society for Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Academy, an advanced professional training for experienced arborists.

As the owner of Radiant Leaf Consulting, she shares her passion for horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. Currently, she is a consultant for The Trustees’ public gardens, and a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, the Arnold Arboretum, and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).In addition, she collaborates with other professionals through volunteer appointments on the Landscape Advisory Committee for the Wakefield Estate and Arboretum and the Board of Directors at Stearns Organic Farm.

Prior to starting Radiant Leaf Consulting in 2013, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum for more than ten years, and served on the board of directors for the International Society of Arboriculture’s local chapter for five years.


Graduate of ASCA Academy

ISA Certified Arborist, 15 years| NE-6297-A

Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist

Tree Risk Assessment Qualified


Class Fee:

Mass Hort Members $45
General Admission