The Portland Garden Club Flower Show


The Jane Stetson Memorial Lecture was established by the Stetson Family to honor one of The Portland Garden Club’s cherished members, Jane Drinker Stetson. The purpose of the lecture series is to engage national leaders in Horticulture, Floral Design, Photography, Conservation, and Garden History and Design as speakers to educate the public.

Join us for an inspirational program to learn about biomimicry. Beth Rattner, Executive Director, The Biomimicry Institute, will present on May 21, 2022 at 2:00pm in Cheatam Hall. This is open to all with no admission charge.

Biomimicry offers an empathetic, interconnected understanding of how life works and ultimately where we fit in. It is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies used by species alive today. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies — new ways of living — that solve our greatest design challenges sustainably and in solidarity with all life on earth. We can use biomimicry to not only learn from nature’s wisdom, but also heal ourselves — and this planet — in the process.