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Ellen Shipman and the American Garden: Talk and Book-Signing by Judith Tankard at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Presenter: Judith Tankard, Author

Ellen Shipman (1869-1950) was one of the leading landscape architects of the Country House era, designing over 600 gardens, often in collaboration with leading architects, such as Charles Platt and Harrie T. Lindeberg. This lecture will explore Shipman's career and recent restorations of her gardens, such as Longue Vue House and Gardens, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and several private commissions.

Judith B. Tankard is an art historian specializing in American and British landscape history. She is the author of ten books, including Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes and Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden. She is a Fellow of the Garden Conservancy and an advisor for several landscape preservation organizations. She taught at the Landscape Institute, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, for more than twenty years.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Sponsor(s): Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Time(s): 1pm - 2pm
Cost: $5-15
Phone: 508-869-6111

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018.
All information is subject to change.

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