Event — Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

The 2017 Mount Vernon Symposium

Where: David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library

3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Mount Vernon, VA 22121

When: Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

Details: Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturalists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America. Learn how Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening, profited through agriculture, and conveyed civic values through landscape design – and how these historic methods remain relevant in today’s world. Revisit long-lost gardens, explore contemporary creations inspired by the past, and come face-to-face with the most authentic 18th-century plantation landscape in the United States.

The Mount Vernon Symposium is endowed by the generous support of Lucy S. Rhame, The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, The Felicia Fund, The Sachem Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauran IV.

Cost: $250

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