FS-001: Historic Gardens of Northern Delaware: Early 20th Century duPont Estates

Start Date
10/19/2018
End Date
10/19/2018
Description
Visit distinguished duPont estates Winterthur and Nemours to see how each used creative design and horticulture techniques to maintain relevance and attract garden visitors. Learn the history of each site, walk the signature gardens, and explore conservation efforts in fountain renovations and adaptive reuse at the French formal garden at Nemours.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Historic Preservation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
5.75
Learning Outcomes
1. Examine dynamic techniques to perpetuate the draw of the historic house museum/ estate through design and horticulture. (eg. children’s garden, follies, restorations and reimaginings) 2. Learn how modern garden managers protect and revision original owner’s and designer’s design intent for the 21st century to focus audience development. 3. Understand the contributions of horticultural excellence, plant maintenance, hardscape conservation/ preservation, and design adjustments to the continued success of these gardens. 4. Engage in dialogue about the role of landscape architecture in the long term vision of the historic house and garden museum.
Instructors
Anna Wik, ASLA, SITES AP; Lolly Tai, FASLA; Linda Eirhart, n/a; Ken Darsney;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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