23rd annual RCGC Spring Symposium
Landscaping Ideas that Work
March 1, 2014
Memorial Art Gallery
We are very excited about the opportunity to bring award-winning designer and popular author Julie Moir Messervy to Rochester for the 2014 Spring Symposium. She will present two lectures based on her books: Landscaping Ideas That Work, and Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love. Julie is a leader in today’s landscape design theory and practice, with over 30 years experience, six books, and numerous magazine articles and high-profile lectures. Her best-known work is the three-acre Toronto Music Garden, designed in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma.
The Symposium will also feature Jean Westcott, owner of The Artful Gardener on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester. Jean is a professional garden designer who has worked with hundreds of clients in the Greater Philadelphia, Princeton and Rochester areas over her 28 year career. Specializing in the restoration of older landscapes, Jean designs architecturally appropriate gardens in tune with her client's aesthetics and needs. Her lecture, Ornament in the Garden – A Designer's Perspective, looks at the traditional use of ornamentation and challenges us to see the garden in a new way. We look at ways in which even the smallest of garden spaces, much like rooms in our home, can be defined and personalized by the effective use of ornamentation.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit our Symposium webpage.
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