Three Gardens: Garden Design in the Country House Era

hollister house washington ct

Join Tracey Miller for a lively discussion of residential landscape and garden design through the lens of three iconic designs from the late nineteenth century.

The Country Place Era occurred at the end of the nineteenth century as many Americans, fortified with newly earned wealth from the industrial revolution, took to the country to build estates. It was a movement more than it was a style and aesthetic preferences varied. Focusing on Naumkeaug, Dumbarton Oaks and Olana we will explore landscape design as it relates to history, site, society and client. Studying precedent helps us think about our own designs. We learn from the masters as we study their execution of detail, selection of plants and the techniques they employed to build upon a site’s existing features in order to evoke its ‘spirit of place,’ or Genius Loci.

Tracey Miller has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. She has had the pleasure of assisting clients with the design and implementation of unique environments for over 20 years.

HHG Members $25

Non-members $35

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LOCATION:
Hollister House Garden
300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT 06793

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