Jan 24 2017 - 9:00am
From our founding fathers to the pillars of American Industry the estates and gardens of the East Coast have been at the cutting edge of horticulture since the birth of our nation. Innovators like John Bartram, Thomas Jefferson, and Pierre du Pont have shaped the culture of gardening in America. This lecture will explore the great gardens of east coast from the brisk shores of Maine to the southernmost point in the U.S. with a strong emphasis on the Philadelphia Region. With over 30 gardens within 30 miles, the Greater Philadelphia region represents the greatest density of gardens and arboreta within our country. From the excellence of the display gardens of Longwood, and the mastery of plant composition of Chanticleer, to the natural beauty of Mt. Cuba; we will explore some of gardens that will be part of the Design Tour for the MNLA next August.