Digging Deeper: Challenges of Urban Gardens in Historic Settings

Digging Deeper: Challenges of Urban Gardens in Historic Settings

Photo by Angela Deller

Prospect Street Garden

Sun, Jun 13, 2021

Landscape architect Mary Worrell will discuss the challenges of incorporating the desires of new owners in an already established garden of a much admired property in an urban, historic neighbor­hood. Topics to be addressed include spatial planning, incorporating vistas of the State Capitol building and sunsets, accommodating daily family life, respect­ing local historical preservation rules and guidelines, restoring contractor compacted tree roots and areas where geothermal pipe trenches were excavated, laying paths and terraces with appropriate drainage, and designing gates and other amenities. Starting with Worrell’s hand-drawn plans, her project resulted in a low maintenance garden that totally fits in the historic neighborhood. Horticulturist Angela Deller, who is responsible for the ongoing upkeep of the garden, will also discuss the plants featured in the formal boxwood and rose gardens and herbaceous borders.

Presented in partnership with the Providence Preservation Society and the Providence Tourism Council.

Date and times
Sunday, June 13, 2021
1:30  to 3 p.m.
3:30 to 5 p.m.

Location
Prospect Street Garden
Providence, RI 02906

Registration
1:30 p.m. session:
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$30 Providence Preservation Society members
$40 General admission

3:30 p.m. session:
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$30 Providence Preservation Society members
$40 General admission

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email events@gardenconservancy.org.   

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