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Hermann von Pückler-Muskau: German landscape principles in the American landscape

  • 10/09/2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • William J. Vescio Community Center, 1 Library Road, Briarcliff Manor

At this Briarciff Manor Garden Club program:

Brendan Kenney will give a PowerPoint presentation that will include many photos of his travels to Pückler-Muskau‘s gardens in Germany & Poland, as well as to sites in the USA that utilized his ideas.

Pückler-Muskau's writings are not well-known in the English-speaking world as little has been translated. Prospect Park and Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati are 2 prime places to see his landscape ideas in North America. Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie also shows his influence.

Brendan Kenney was raised in a glaciated river valley in Indiana amidst varied lanscapes: woods, meadow, suburban yard, golf course snd corn fields. Exposure to German garden culture while in college led to a fascination and thirst for knowledge.  He spent 18 years community gardening in Manhattan. Founding a non-profit in the East Village where he constructed a rock garden and s hardy cactus garden.  Currently he is Chairman of the Manhattan Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and on the Board of Directors of NARGS.

Briarciff Manor Garden Club invites you to attend but please first email us at: to reserve your place.

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