Chasse To Discuss Founding of Wild Gardens of Acadia

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wild Gardens of Acadia, awarding-winning landscape architect Patrick Chasse will discuss using native plants in the designed landscape and the formative role the Wild Gardens of Acadia has played in his life. He counts two of the garden’s founders, Betty Thorndike and Janet Ten Broeck, as mentors.

Mr. Chasse, who maintains an active design practice, specializes in historic landscapes, reconstruction of natural plant communities, and design of new landscapes from Mount Desert Island to Istanbul. In addition to teaching at a number of institutions including College of the Atlantic, Harvard and Sheffield University in the United Kingdom, Mr. Chasse regularly lectures at the New York Botanical Gardens and at botanical gardens and symposia throughout the world.

Mr. Chasse’s lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Gates Center on the campus of College of the Atlantic, and is sponsored by the Wild Gardens committee, a committee of Friends of Acadia.

To reserve a seat, e-mail [email protected] or call her at 288-3340.

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Anne Kozak

Contributer at Mount Desert Islander
Anne teaches writing at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.