Outstanding American Gardens: What are They, Where are They, and How Can They be Saved?
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
James Brayton Hall, president of the Garden Conservancy, examines what America's gardens say about our culture and how new approaches pioneered by the Conservancy are helping to protect and document these landscapes for the future. Several examples of West Coast gardens are highlighted, including remarkable successes—such as the gardens surrounding the former prison on Alcatraz Island—and one near failure. The program is presented as part of the California Garden & Landscape History Society Lecture Series.