Professional Practice

Gardening with History: Planning & Practice

Date: 5/30/2013 - 5/30/2013

Type: Events

Location(s): Pennsylvania


Thursday May 30, 2013 | 08:30 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia region leads the nation in garden heritage sites. How do our historic landscape stewards sustain both garden and mission in the 21st century? What are best practices and opportunities? This conference explores how we govern, interpret, curate, and plan historic gardens. Keynote speaker Peter Hatch, former director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, brings a wealth of insight. Charles Birnbaum, president and founder of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, shares regional models for collaborative marketing. Lauren Otten, the director of the Non-Profit Center at LaSalle University, examines advisory board development. Local historic garden directors address adaptive reuse, gardening with a mission, interpretation, and sustaining our gardens’ relevance to the community. Participants enjoy connection and information sharing among historic garden leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts. Registration limited to 75 participants.



Julia Lent

Firm Finder                                                      
Maxine Artis
Linette Straus                                                                  

Professional Practice 

Library and Research Services                          
Ian Bucacink

RFQs & Opportunities                                      
Terence Poltrack

Historic Landscapes (HALS)                              
Ali Hay