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June 23, 2017

From Trustees Gardens to Your Backyard: Lessons from a Seasoned Gardener

May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Swan Auditorium, University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Rd
Kingston, RI 02881
Newport Restoration Foundation

This fun, illustrated lecture will take critical lessons learned from The Trustees recent estate garden restoration projects and translate them into design lessons for your own backyard, including the 10 rules for getting your garden picture-perfect. Featuring gardens from 165 acres to ¼ acre, this lecture offers something for everyone. The Trustees is Massachusetts’ oldest conservation AND preservation organization. Begun in 1891, The Trustees manage over 26,000 acres of special places of scenic, natural and cultural significance from the Berkshires to the Islands.

This program is offered in partnership with the URI Master Gardener Program, Cooperative Extension.

LUCINDA A. BROCKWAY is the Program Director for Cultural Resources at The Trustees. She ran her own landscape preservation and design firm, Past Designs (Kennebunk ME) for twenty five years before joining The Trustees where she did a tremendous amount of work on Rhode Island’s cultural and private landscapes. She is the author of two books, A Favorite Place of Resort for Strangers (2001), and Gardens of the New Republic (2004). Her work has been featured in Old House Journal, Victoria Magazine, Colonial Homes, Nineteenth Century and Accent as well as innumerable professional and trade publications.

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