Landscaping Your Older House

April 13, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 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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Next Event

October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780

Come to the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Oct. 17 to learn about the critical Revolutionary War battle of 1780 that was fought just down the road from here, in Vauxhall, the Short Hills, Springfield and Connecticut Farms (Union).

Historian John Kieser will bring to life this often-overlooked conflict, in which the New Jersey militia held off the British and prevented them from getting to Washington’s troops in Morristown.

House and Country Store open 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Presentation at 2:00 pm

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

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