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Plimoth Patuxet Museums: Lunch & Learn: Ellen Shipman and the American Garden/Ticketed Event/Online or in Person

Thursday, March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


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Between 1914 and 1950, Ellen Shipman designed more than 600 gardens from Long Island’s Gold Coast to the State of Washington. Her secluded, lush formal gardens attracted clientele such as the Fords, Astors, and duPonts, among others. Shipman’s imaginative approach to design merged elements of the Colonial Revival and Arts & Crafts movements with a unique plant style enlivened by Impressionistic washes of color. This presentation explores Shipman’s ability to create intimate spaces through dense plantings, water features, and traditional ornament. Examples of recent restorations, such as the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, will be featured.

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