Celebrated Landscape Designer Julie Moir Messervy to Speak at Blithewold’s Annual Garden Design Luncheon
Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Celebrated Landscape Designer Julie Moir Messervy to Speak at Blithewold’s Annual
Garden Design Luncheon
Celebrate the end of another successful gardening season at Blithewold’s annual Garden Design Luncheon on Thursday, November 10, 10 am, at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. With more than two decades of experience, four books and numerous high-profile lectures, Julie Moir Messervy has become a leader of a movement in which landscape design is as much a personal journey as it is about leaving a unique imprint upon the earth. Ms. Messervy’s philosophy is that gardens and parks can be soul-nurturing places—oases deeply rooted in outdoor archetypes, childhood imagination, and aesthetic impulses.
The morning begins with light refreshments and a presentation by Ms. Messervey, followed by a luncheon, a raffle that includes a personal Design Consultation with Ms. Messervy. As a special treat Ms Messervy is generously giving each guest a copy of her book and will be available for book signing! Tickets are available online (www.blithewold.org), Members rate is $75, Non-members, $85
Julie Moir Messervy’s vision for composing landscapes of beauty and meaning is furthering the evolution of landscape design and changing the way people create and enjoy their outdoor surroundings. With over three decades of experience, six books, and numerous high-profile lectures, Messervy is an innovative leader in landscape and garden design theory and practice.
Projects Messervy’s imaginative landscape design work has delighted clients including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Marshall Field’s, Fidelity Investments, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Kansas City Art Institute, and scores of residential clients.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is a landscaped historic public garden and Rhode Island’s only recognized arboretum. Situated on Bristol Harbor with sweeping views overlooking Narragansett Bay, the 33 acres of trees, lawns, flowers and gardens also features a forty-five room mansion filled with original antiques and artwork. It is the mission of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum to preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.
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