Can gardening put life in perspective? On Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. Laura Coit, garden designer and Polly Hill Arboretum volunteer, presents Lessons from the Homestead Border.

She will discuss lessons she learned while creating and maintaining the Homestead Border at the arboretum. This colorful mixed border combines shrubs, perennials, natives and bulbs in seasonal combinations. Ms. Coit planned a sunset color scheme and planted in the spirit of experimentation; along the way she learned something about garden design, plants and life.

The lecture, at the arboretum’s far barn, costs $10, or $5 for arboretum members. For details, call 508-693-9426.