Landscaping Your Older House

April 13, 2014, 1:00 PM

Although Maplewood’s houses span from 18th century homesteads to Mid-Century modern ranches, the majority were built in the streetcar-to-train-to-automobile period of suburbanization in the 1920s and 1930s. The most popular architectural styles in that era were the Colonial and Tudor Revival and the Craftsman. Surviving plantings and hardscapes may reflect this period or conflict with the house style. In this informative talk presented at 2:00 p.m. by Patricia Tratebas, experienced landscape designer & owner of Cottage Gardens Landscape Design in East Orange, you will get a peek at the history of this time period with emphasis on the garden styles, popular plants and ornamentation of the house and landscape. You will take away both inspiration and practical ideas for landscaping your own older home.

Following the talk, in celebration of Arbor Day Durand-Hedden will plant a native tree on the grounds of surrounding Grasmere Park.

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