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Garden Club Evening Lecture
February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series continues February 28th at 6:30 p.m. with a talk, The Revolutionary Nature of Early 18th Century English Gardens and Henry Knox’s Vision for Montpelier given by Anne Perkins. The Belfast Free Library is co-sponsoring the talk which will take place in the Abbott Room of the library and is free and open to all.
The General Henry Knox Museum, also known as Montpelier, has developed a plan for the museum’s grounds that incorporates not only elements based on research into Knox’s intentions for his estate, but also elements common to the grand gardens and estates of the 18th century. This landscape plan will serve as the proper setting for Montpelier, the recreation of Knox’s home in Thomaston, and as a site for educating visitors about horticultural and agricultural practices of the late 18th century.
Anne Perkins, co-chair of the Montpelier landscape committee, will describe the landscape plans for the museum, their development and the individual elements that will make up the grounds, focusing on how they fit into 18th century landscape design and how they will be used for education.
As a professional, culinary, herb, fruit and cut flowers grower, Perkins farms Headacre Farms in Owls Head. She also designs gardens that integrate annual and perennial plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs through her design business, Gardens of Use and Delight.
The Belfast Garden Club has promoted civic beautification and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening since 1929. The evening winter lecture series at the Belfast Free Library continues on March 28th with a talk on “Japanese Garden Design” with Lee Sligh and Liz Stanley from Lee Schneller Fine Gardens.
For more information about these programs please call the library at 338-3884 ext 10. For more information about the Belfast Garden Club please visit their website at www.belfastgardenclub.org .