The New Canaan Beautification League will host Joseph Keller, the mastermind behind the Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at New Canaan Library.

Keller will explain the garden's evolution and its many distinctive features.

Eight acres of marsh, woodland, meadow and vegetable plots coalesce to form the Garden of Ideas. An arboretum-like collection of plants can be found amid a unique array of original garden art.

The garden was conceived and is maintained to create spaces, grow interesting plants well, minimize unnecessary landscape maintenance, provide animal habitats and produce nutrient-dense food crops.

The meeting begins with a coffee social at 9 a.m. Admission is free.