Programs

David Culp is a well-known gardener and a vice president with Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc., the largest perennial grower on the East Coast. David lectures throughout the United States, contributes articles to a variety of horticulture magazines, and has taught at Longwood for many years. He has received numerous awards, including the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Award of Merit, and the 2014 Perennial Plant Association’s Media Award. His book, The Layered Garden, was named overall book of the year by the Garden Writers Association.

International Lecturer

David is available to lecture on the following topics:

  • The Layered Garden (view the Presentation Handout)
  • Plant Hunting - An Industry Perspective
  • A Second Look at Spring
  • A Second Look at Fall
  • The Garden in Winter
  • Hellebores (lectures and workshops)
  • Shade Gardening
  • Perennials for Sun
  • New Perennial Plant Introductions
  • The Best of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • The Dry Garden
  • Making a Meadow, a residential approach
  • Container Gardening
  • Native Plants for the Home Landscape
  • Native Plants for the Shade Garden
  • Trends in Horticulture
  • A Sense of Place
  • Trough Gardening Workshop (Rock garden plants made easy!)
  • 50 Perennials I would not live without
  • Snowdrops (Galanthus) - Jewels of the Winter Garden

David L. Culp Designs, LLC.

Freelance author

Garden Consultant

Designer

Wilmington, DE
Private Garden Design by David L. Culp Designs

Learn from David by enrolling in a class at Longwood Gardens

David has been an instructor at Longwood Gardens for many years. Sign up for his classes at Longwood’s website.

Awards and Memberships

2017 - Celebrated Plant Expert

Delaware Center For Horticulture / Longwood Gardens Rare Plant Auction

2016 - Outstanding American Gardens

Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration: 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy

2016 - Celebrated Garden Artist

Wave Hill

2014 - Garden Media Award

Perennial Plant Association

2013 - Book of the Year

Garden Writers

2012 - Award of Merit

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

2006 - Award of Merit

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

2003 - Garden in Smithsonian Archives

American Gardens

1997 - Distinguished Garden Award

Pennsylvania Horticultural society

Brandywine Snowdrops

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