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Gardens and Tonic: The Historic Gardens of Asticou, Thuya, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join the Land & Garden Preserve’s CEO, Rodney Eason, as he provides an overview of how the Preserve came to be thanks to visionary planning, passionate conservation, and dedicated support. The Preserve, sited on the southern edge of Mount Desert Island, Maine and bordered by Acadia National Park, spans nearly 1,400 acres. Within these majestic lands are the historic gardens of Asticou, Thuya, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. Connecting these gardens are over 1,200 acres of natural lands with nearly 10 miles of carriage roads and 10 miles of hiking trails. Rodney will provide an overview of the fortunate set of events that allowed the Preserve to be formed and some of the future initiatives allowing the Preserve to continue to be beautiful, accessible to the public, and sustainable for generations to come.

The Gardens and Tonic Series are virtual webinars with horticulture professionals. Grab your favorite beverage and join Julie Jenney from the Scott Arboretum and a featured horticulture professional for plant-related topics, adventures, and stories – as well as design focused talks on private and public gardens. Time will be set aside to answer your questions.

Registration is free but required. Participants must have Zoom downloaded on their computer and be comfortable using it. The webinar link will be included in the confirmation email received after registering online.


More about Rodney:

Rodney is the chief executive officer of the Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve. A native of North Carolina, Rodney and his family have lived for almost 8 years in New England. Prior to joining the Preserve, he held posts at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Longwood Gardens. When not thinking about all things Preserve related, Rodney can be found trying to garden at home, hiking through the Preserve and Acadia, and riding his bike to avoid completing house projects.




August 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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