August 20, 2022, 10:00 AM — 11:30 PM
Join landscape curator, Kate Kerin, for a lively 1.5 hour tour exploring Innisfree, a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design now recognized as one of the world’s ten best gardens and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Like the Great American Novel, Innisfree’s story involves love, loss, and overcoming adversity with creativity and innovation. Discuss the people, the inspirations, and the natural and designed features that make Innisfree such a memorable and moving place. Investigate the innovative and sustainable landscape design and management techniques that are central to Innisfree’s unique aesthetic and astonishing ability to maintain a 185-acre public garden with only a tiny seasonal maintenance staff. Learn simple yet powerful ideas home and professional gardeners can adopt.