Lecture Series Welcomes Miller

May 17th, 2019

Event description courtesy Essex Library:

Three Gardens: Garden Design In The Country House Era Presented By Landscape Architect Tracey Miller

Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.

New York Landscape Architect Tracey Miller will present a lively overview of residential landscape and garden design through the lens of three iconic designs from the late nineteenth century: Dumbarton Oaks, Olana and Naumkeag.

The Country Place Era occurred at the end of the nineteenth century as many Americans, fortified with newly earned wealth from the industrial revolution, took to the country to build estates. It was a movement more than it was a style and aesthetic preferences varied.

Focusing on Naumkeag, Dumbarton Oaks and Olana, Miller will explore landscape design as it relates to history, site, society and client. Studying precedent helps us think about our own designs. One learns from the masters as we study their execution of detail, selection of plants and the techniques they employed to build upon a site’s existing features in order to evoke its ‘spirit of place,’ or Genius Loci.

Tracey Miller has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. She has had the pleasure of assisting clients with the design and implementation of unique environments for over 20 years.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560. Centerbrook Architects is located at 67 Main St. in Centerbrook.