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"Exploring Southern Gardens 2001"
Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops

October 19 & 20, 2001
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Saturday, October 20, 2001


Morning Program

Hemingbough, US Highway 61 south of St. Francisville

8:30     Registration begins with refreshments on the terrace. Browse the book, plant, and garden tools sales booths, visit Arlin Dease's lovely garden and grounds at Hemingbough.

9:15     Welcome and Introductions - Anne M. Spafford, ASLA, Master of Proceedings.

9:30     Garden Design for Easier Maintenance - Edward C. Martin, Jr., FASLA.  Any garden design development will be only as effective as the maintenance program for it.  The time to seriously consider landscape maintenance is the time when the garden is planned and before it is constructed and planted.  Learn how to make the most of  grading and drainage, architectural details, plant selections, and living and on-living ground covers.

10:20     Break

10:45     Plant Introduction in 19th Century New Orleans Gardens - With growing interest IN garden history has come a corresponding interest in knowing what plants are appropriate for historic gardens.  Many of us think of "historic plants" as those in our grandmothers' gardens, but that doesn't  necessarily mean they were common in the 19th century.  Landscape architect, garden historian, and writer Lake Douglas digs up some interesting information as he explores plant introductions in 19th century New Orleans gardens.

11:30     Bulletproof Flowers for the South  - You mean there are plants that actually resist heat and humidity?!?  Learn a whole new palette of flowers and foliage plants that do just that as tested by garden expert Jim Wilson of Victory Garden and HGTV fame.

12:15     Lunch at Hemingbough

Afternoon Program
1:30     The Southern Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman - Judith Tankard.  One of the leading landscape architects of the 1920s and 1930s,  Ellen Shipman was renowned for her delightful gardens and artistic planting style.  We will look at her acclaimed gardens at Longue Vue, Duke University, the Cummer Museum of Art and other Southern Gardens.

3:00     Afternoon Tea:  Evergreenzine, Home of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blue, Ferdinand St.

Garden Symposium - 2000


All information from the Garden Symposium Brochure 2001
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