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Your Old House Workshops - Part III: Landscape and Grounds

Just wanted to remind all the readers that the third workshop in the Your Old House series will take place this Saturday, March 20 from 10 to 12 noon at the Van Vleck House and Gardens, at 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair.

This Landscape and Grounds workshop, presented by horticulturist and author Marta McDowell, will be part lecture, part exercises including a short history of American residential garden styles. You will be able to learn the basics of designing period-appropriate, aesthetically pleasing planting for your style home and join in a landscape design scavenger hunt on the Van Vleck grounds.

Co-sponsored by MHS and the Van Vleck House and Gardens, the workshops are designed to introduce you to the knowledge you need to plan and execute a restoration or remodeling of your older home. Upcoming workshops include Landscape and Grounds and The Exterior.

The cost is $10 per person per workshop. If you register for the remaining three workshops, the cost is $25, and includes an annual membership to the MHS. MHS members and Van Vleck House and Gardens members are always free. Send a note to if you'd like to register.


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