Garden and Landscape

Historic Gardens, Welcome Collaboration

By Suz Landay, Garden Chair, and Patty Lombard, Membership Chair
This month’s book talk by Stephen Orr is the first of what we will hope will be a series of events co-hosted by the Ebell and the Garden Conservancy. We are delighted to share our lovely historic home with this respected national organization, whose mission is to preserve America’s exceptional gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public.

The Garden Conservancy was established in 1989 by Frank Cabot, the distinguished American gardener. In partnership with individual garden owners as well as public and private organizations, the Conservancy provides horticultural, technical, management, and financial expertise to sustain these fragile environments and ensure long-term stewardship of natural assets so essential to the aesthetic and cultural life of our communities.

The Ebell has begun to create a master plan for restoring and sustaining our historic building and grounds under the leadership of President Shirlee Taylor Haizlip and the direction of Caroline Labiner Moser, Third Vice President and House Chair. As part of that effort, we are developing plans to restore some historic elements of our wonderful patio garden with more sustainable plant materials that will improve the look of the garden as well as provide an even more wonderful setting for special occasions. The Garden Conservancy has graciously offered to assist us in our efforts.

The Garden Conservancy members and Ebell members share a common interest in preservation and historic stewardship. We look forward to working together to present more wonderful events that enlighten and entertain you.

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