Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Williamsburg Perspective on Colonial Gardens

A Williamsburg Perspective on Colonial Gardens
is an article on the Colonial Williamsburg website. I return often for a "refresher course" and a good look at Colonial Revival and Colonial Restoration attitudes and ideas for Historic Garden Landscapes.

If, like me, you are intrigued with the how and why of historic garden landscapes, I strongly encourage you to investigate Williamsburg's 62nd Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium: Celebrating the American Garden.The symposium will be held May 4 – 7, 2008. Keynote speaker is Lynden Miller, director of The Conservatory Garden in New York’s Central Park.

The speaker roster for these symposia is always full of interesting "garden people" who being unique perspectives to gardens and garden design. What I like best about the symposium, when I have the opportunity to attend, is the freedom to have time to really look at the Colonial Williamsburg gardens and many times to explore "behind the scenes" with museum gardeners and interpreters.

As gardeners in northern temperate zones begin to put gardens to bed for the off-season, it's also time to start thinking about learning opportunities in 2008.

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