Lecture: Historic Scottish Gardens

Historic Scottish Gardens and Scots Influences on the Early Gardens of New York

with Chris Wardle, Garden and Designed Landscape Manager, Aberdeen & Angus, NTS
and John Kinnear, Architect, Author and Historian

Tuesday, September 25 | 6:00PM
The Arsenal at Central Park
830 5th Avenue, New York City

Talk will be followed by Arsenal Rooftop Garden reception

We are excited to welcome Chris Wardle, National Trust for Scotland’s Garden and Designed Landscape Manager for Aberdeenshire and Angus. Chris has traveled to New York to provide updates on the Trust’s work at the Burns Cottage garden and speak to the Scottish influence on American garden design. Based at Crathes Castle (pictured right), Chris manages twelve gardens at twelve properties from Inverness to Dundee, from the very formal landscape of Pitmedden to productive fruit and vegetable gardens at Fyvie Castle.

John Kinnear will expand on the subject of Scottish influence on American gardens, specifically Alexander Hamilton’s home, The Grange, and the heather gardens at Fort Totten. An architect, author, and historian, Kinnear is Principal of John Kinnear Architects and President of the American Friends of the Georgian Group. Kinnear has an architectural practice based in Manhattan which is noted for its historical preservation as well as new structures incorporating traditional design styles. Recent projects include the restoration of the Ruth Mansion in Delaware, 26 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village, and The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden in Hanover Square for which he was the Project Architect.

This lecture is presented by The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA and The American-Scottish Foundation in association with the New York Parks Department and the Burns Society of New York. Special member tickets are available to these four organizations. 


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