Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Katie Folts 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


The Gardens at Elm Bank - Parkman Room 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Garden Designs to Bridge Culture and Time: A Garden History Symposium 


On Tuesday, January 30, Massachusetts Horticultural Society will host several award-winning garden historians for an afternoon symposium that will lead you on virtual tours through a variety of historical gardens. Spend a winter’s day touring iconic gardens from across the world. Our award-winning presenters are Patrick Chassť lecturing on Japanese Gardens; Patrice Todisco reviewing trends of New England Gardens; and Marion Pressley discussing Italian Gardens. With stories and images, they will highlight design features that you can apply in your own landscapes.

Landscape architect, educator and landscape historian Chassť will present “Context & Continuity in the Evolution of Japanese Gardens.” He will discuss the evolutions of Japanese gardens and the variety they possess, which reflect different economic, political, and philosophical influences of different periods.

Landscape architect and preservationist, Marion Pressley will review Italian Renaissance Gardens. Pressley is renowned for her expertise and service to conserve landscapes such as Boston’s Emerald Necklace, as well as her contributions to educate and develop future generations of Landscape architects and historians.

Writer and landscape historian, Patrice Todisco, will present on New England Gardens, beginning from the earliest settlers and highlighting prominent designers such as Gertrude Jekyll. Leading us through this history of New England’s gardens, she will explore what makes them so unique and influential over successive generations.

As you spend your winter days planning your garden, come to be inspired by the great gardens of the world! The symposium will run from one to five p.m. For more details and to register please visit our website at www.masshort.org.

Registration is $40 for Mass Hort members, $60 for general admission


$60/general admission