TALKS & TOURS

The Art of Living: Talks, Tours, and Workshops

Be inspired and gain knowledge—whether with a group or during a one-on-one lesson. Choose from one of the following talks, workshops, or garden tours or create a custom experience.

 

Lifestyle expert, Elizabeth Wislar, will guide each talk, tour, and workshop—revealing the possibilities in the landscape of your life.

Talks
(45 - 60 minutes)

Behind the Design

 

A fun-filled conversation about how well executed design makes you feel, look, and think. We’ll explore the key elements of design, the creative process, and considerations. The give and take with the audience will leave you inspired and invigorated to cultivate your creative gift.

Looking Through my Lens

 

A walk though the seasons featuring specialist plant and garden photography. This visually inspiring talk will help you see gardens and landscapes through a whole new lens. Best of all, it will inspire you to take action in your garden.

The Story of Boxwood Cottage

 

A real life rags to riches story. It’s the fascinating tale of a storybook cottage’s transformation from neglect into a magnificent jewel box with hidden riches around every corner. Learn how Elizabeth sprinkled her fairy dust (and elbow grease) on every inch of the landscape to create Boxwood Cottage. Before and after photos reveal the power of possibility.

Workshops for the Art of Living
(1.5 - 2 hours)

 

Customized workshops designed to teach and provide an engaging experience. The format can range from a talk with handouts to a hands-on learning opportunity. Thought starters include:

 

  • Table Top - The art of entertaining. Ambiance is priceless. An amazing meal is more than just well-prepared food, creative ambience adds to memorable meals and the celebration of life. Learn how to create a beautiful table top.
     

  • Four Seasons - As the seasons change so should your pots and containers. Learn how to plant for the season and fill your containers with life and seasonal interest.
     

  • Flower Flowers Flowers - The art of arranging – from whimsical to elegant. How to create a mood you will love, and how flowers enrich every day that they grace your home. 
     

  • Picnic Perfect - There is no better way to enjoy life than by spending time in the splendor of nature, a beautiful setting, yummy food, and wonderful friends. Master this art, and you have mastered the enjoyment of life. 
     

  • Walks Talks & Photography - A true walk about, enjoy one of sixteen walks and trails in the Princeton area with celebrated local designer Elizabeth Wislar. This natural landscape beauty is a fest for the eyes and offers a healthy workout for the mind, body and spirit. Let Elizabeth lead you on an invigorating walk to see some of her favorite landscape locations she loves to photograph. You will have the opportunity to capture nature's true beauty with your iPhone or camera in hand, and walk away revitalized by some of the hidden gems of the garden state landscape. 

Garden Coach
 

One-on-one teaching, inspiration, and insight in your garden. Learn how to garden with confidence, work with your landscape professional, and gain a better understanding of how to cultivate your garden. From basics to advanced horticulture.

Garden Tours
 

A private garden tour of Boxwood Cottage for your group or organization. Learn about architectural elements in the garden, the importance of vision and patience, and the thought behind the design. End your tour with tea or champagne in the pergola. Inquire for specific details.

Fee Schedule
Speaking Engagements   
         
$500 per talk within 150 miles of Princeton, New Jersey 08540
$750 per talk beyond that distance

 

Priced Upon Request

  • Customized Workshop            

  • Private Garden Tour                 

  • Personalized Garden Coaching

  • Customized Gift Certificates             

 

Terms: Payment is due at completion of presentation. Depending on the event, travel, meals, lodging in a hotel, and incidentals are additional. A contract issued by the organization or individual hiring must be signed by both parties prior to the talk being given. The contract must include the terms and conditions stated above.

Terms: Payment is due at completion of presentation. Depending on the event, travel, meals, lodging in a hotel, and incidentals are additional. A contract issued by the organization or individual hiring must be signed by both parties prior to the talk being given. The contract must include the terms and conditions stated above.

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