Join us on Saturday, May 5 at the beautifully restored Union Hall in Rockport for our 2018 Old House Forum & Annual Meeting! We'll be talking about the View from the Porch, including a history of how porches became a quintessential part of Maine life; how to deal with typical porch maintenance challenges; and how to add a touch of history to your landscaping and gardens.
Don't miss noted landscape architect Patrick Chasse's lecture, From Eden to Acadia, on the historic gardens of Mount Desert Island!
Patrick is Maine born, and earned a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design, after a B.S. in biology, graduate studies in botany, and a MEd in environmental education from the University of Maine. Patrick maintains an active design practice, specializing in historic landscapes, reconstruction of natural plant communities, and design of new gardens - from Mt. Desert Island, Maine, to Istanbul.
Patrick lectures in the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, at the New York Botanical Garden, and botanical gardens and symposia across the country and abroad. In 2004, he was appointed the first Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and in 2007, he received the first Landscape Design Award from the New England Wildflower Society, for 25 years of utilizing native plants in distinctive and innovative designs.
Patrick came to landscape design as a convergence of life paths in science and art, and the “art history” of landscapes is a major focus of Patrick’s design work. As a resident of Mt. Desert Island for almost 50 years, he has done extensive research of the evolution of designed landscapes of that extraordinary island. Patrick's lecture,“From Eden to Acadia,” is a sampling of the evolution of historic homes and public landscapes there.
We'll kick off the day at 9:00 am with registration, coffee & pastries. Program will begin promptly at 10:00 am and last until 3:00 pm. Lunch is provided.
We'll be in the event hall on the second floor. There is elevator service from both the street and lower levels.
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