Garden History and Design

The purpose of the Garden History and Design Committee is to educate members about trends in contemporary American landscape and design. To demonstrate how American harden history is, and alway been, an integral part of the cultural and social life where those gardens exist.

Committee Chair 2017-2018: Lisa Hurst

Garden History and Design Annual Report (2017)

GH&D had a very busy and exciting year.

In October, our GH&D Zone II Workshop was held at Weir Farm National Park on the Wilton/Ridgefield line. We also visited neighboring private gardens which were beautiful and historic as well as the Weir Farm Garden which was restored with a GCA Founders Fund Award.

With much enthusiasm from our zone, we continued and completed the documentation of  “An Artist’s Garden” to be included in the Archives of American Gardens.  It was accepted by the Smithsonian in March, 2017 (AAG Garden #CT751) and has been added to the Garden Club of America Collection.  The Smithsonian Institution is “delighted to welcome the Greenwich Garden Club with its first garden documentation for the CGA Collection!”

We look forward to presenting ‘An Artist’s Garden’ at our September meeting and keeping our club informed on the many facets of GH&D.

Jane Dunn, GH & D Chair