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Saturday, August 7 at 4pm: ANNUAL LECTURE: “Restoring the Crowninshield Garden” with Paul Orpello

Saturday, August 7 at 4pm: ANNUAL LECTURE: “Restoring the Crowninshield Garden” with Paul Orpello

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Offsite: The Holy Family Chapel in Seal Harbor

Free event:  Saturday, August 7 at 4pm

ANNUAL LECTURE: “Restoring the Crowninshield Garden” with Paul Orpello 

Paul D. Orpello, Director of Gardens and Horticulture, Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, will be sharing a lecture on the miraculous road to recovery of The Crowninshield Garden, Hagley’s Italianate garden built in the 1920s upon the ruins of Eleutherian Mills.  He will be sharing the landscape’s history and inspirations, its unique design origin compared with contemporary landscapes, its ruin period, the restoration, and the Italian gardens he visited for research.  Paul will also touch on the overall design process so far, discussing the research synthesis and conceptual design, and next steps in the garden’s future.

Orpello oversees horticulture across Hagley’s 235 acre historic property, home of the birthplace of the DuPont Company and the first American du Pont family residence nestled along the Brandywine Creek.  He is an expert in Landscape Design, Sustainable Organic Practices, Landscape Management and Ecological Restoration.

 



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