Enfilade

2020 Mount Vernon Symposium

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 17, 2020

In May at Mount Vernon (it’s already sold out, but there is a wait list) . . .

‘Under my Vine & Fig Tree’: Gardens and Landscapes in the Age of Washington and Now
Mount Vernon, 29–31 May 2020

Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America. Learn how Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening, profited through agriculture, and conveyed civic values through landscape design—and how these historic methods remain relevant in today’s world. Revisit long-lost gardens, explore contemporary creations inspired by the past, and come face-to-face with the most authentic 18th-century plantation landscape in the United States.

The Mount Vernon Symposium is endowed by the generous support of The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, Lucy S. Rhame, and David Maxfield.

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