Annual Charles Sprague Sargent Lecture

Sunday, April 2, 2006, 3:00 p.m.

Annual Charles Sprague Sargent Lecture featuring

Patrick Chass’, Curator of Landscape, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner & Her Gardens


$8.00 for museum members.

$10.00 general public.

This program will be held at the Universalist Meeting House, Church and Middle Streets, Gloucester.

Refreshments will be served.

While the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was founded over 100 years ago, and although Gardner was an avid horticulturalist and garden designer who planned her museum around a flowering interior courtyard garden, it was not until 2004 that the position of Curator of Landscape was created by the organization. The person chosen to fill the new position, landscape architect Patrick Chass’ will be the featured speaker at this year’s Charles Sprague Sargent Lecture to be held here in Gloucester on April 2.

Join us for the third annual Sargent Lecture and learn about Isabella Stewart Gardner’s approach to horticulture as reflected at the Gardner Museum as well as her gardening activities at her two other residences in Boston’s Back Bay and in Brookline.

Patrick Chass’ is a landscape architect, educator, writer and historian who has designed gardens throughout the region. His work has been featured in Abitare, Architectural Digest, House & Garden and numerous garden design books. He is currently leading efforts to preserve the home and garden of Beatrix Farrand on Mount Desert Island in Maine.