RJD Symposium Garden Tour To Coastal Maine with Nan Sinton
Wednesday, August 1st & Thursday, August 2nd • RJD Symposium Garden Tour to Coastal Maine with Nan Sinton
The RJD invites you to join us for an amazing horticultural journey to coastal Maine with designer and world garden traveler Nan Sinton. We will explore the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, one of the most noteworthy and distinguished botanical destinations in the country. Its exquisite gardens, dramatic and compelling natural landscape, and waterfront make it unique, charming and totally captivating! The landscapes present limitless potential to inspire learning about natural history, habitats, botany, horticulture and ecological connections.
In addition, we will visit two outstanding seaside gardens where the summer bloom should be at its peak. Enjoy lunch en route, and later in the afternoon, we are invited to enjoy a glass of wine while visiting another property on the rocky coast.
The motorcoach departs the RJD at 8:00 am on Wednesday, and returns by 6:30 pm on Thursday. The all-inclusive cost of the trip (excluding dinner on Thursday when you can select a variety of dining options at the hotel or close by) is $390 for double occupancy and $470 for single occupancy. Space is limited, so please book at your earliest convenience. Symposium funds underwrite the cost of student educational programming at the Museum.
August 01st, 2012
Starts at 08:00 AM
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
396 County Street
New Bedford, MA USA 02740
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Located in historic New Bedford, Massachusetts on a full city block of gardens, this national landmark was built for whaling merchant William Rotch, Jr. in 1834. Designed by Richard Upjohn, the House is one of the finest surviving examples of residential Greek Revival architecture.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum is so named for the three prominent families who resided at 396 County Street. The house and gardens chronicle 150 years (1834-1981) of economic and social life in the city, as reflected in the lives and stories of those who lived and worked at the property.
Furnished period rooms display the decorative arts, furniture and belongings of the families and timeframe. The Museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, lecture series, community and educational programs.
A partner in the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, the Museum joins the city's cultural and educational institutions in embracing, celebrating and learning from the rich legacy of this maritime community.
Website: Click to Visit