“Stone in the Garden”: presentation by Gordon Hayward

Posted June 11, 2012, at 9:42 a.m.

Join the Beatrix Farrand Society for an afternoon with Gordon Hayward. The nationally recognized garden designer will speak from 1:00-3:00 pm on Monday, July 2, 2012, at Garland Farm. Hayward, an expert in stonework, will present an inspiring look at stone, one of the defining components of gardens.

Stone can transform a garden by providing structure and a sense of permanence. Stone provides the perfect foil to plants, whether installed as retaining or free-standing walls, as terraces or walkways, as bold standing stones, or as boulders at the edge of a small stream. Through stunning photos of his work, Hayward will demonstrate the many creative and practical ways that stone can give a garden a feeling of timelessness, structure and solidity. Going beyond aesthetics, he will discuss the practical concerns about the proper way to lay and set stone in the garden. Celebrate the spectacular geology of Maine by adding stone to your garden!

Hayward’s book, “Stone in the Garden” will be available for sale, and he will sign copies on site. The New York Times’ Verlyn Klinkenborg called this book “the best book on stonework to come along in many years.”

This event is open to the public. Cost is $10 for members of the Beatrix Farrand Society, and $20 for nonmembers, payable at the event. Registration is limited and advance reservation is required. To reserve seats, email programs@beatrixfarrandsociety.org or telephone 207-288-0237.

Garland Farm is located at 475 Bay View Drive, Bar Harbor ME. From the island bridge, drive east on Route 3 toward Bar Harbor, approximately two miles. Turn left on Bay View Drive, then immediately turn left into the parking area. Follow the footpath to the barn. From Bar Harbor, travel north on Route 3. After passing through Salisbury Cove, turn right on Bay View Drive (6.8 miles beyond College of the Atlantic), then immediately left into the parking area. Accessible parking is available with advance notice; please call 207-288-0237.

For more information about Garland Farm and other events hosted by the Beatrix Farrand Society, visit www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org To learn more about Hayward’s work, visit www.haywardgardens.com

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