Spring exhibit at Greenwich Historical Society to dig into the gardens and greenery of the past – Greenwich Time

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Spring exhibit at Greenwich Historical Society to dig into the gardens and greenery of the past – Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — The rich traditions of gardening and horticulture will be the subject of a major exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society this spring.

“Beautiful Work: The Art of Greenwich Gardens and Landscapes” will examine paintings of highly extravagant gardens intended to evoke famed estates in the English, Italian and French tradition, as well as the humble and hand-planted backyard vegetable gardens, according to the exhibit organizers.

Works by leading landscape designers from the past, among them the Olmsted Brothers, Marian Cruger Coffin, Warren Manning, Bryant Fleming and Ellen Biddle Shipman, will be highlighted.

“Visitors to the exhibition will encounter rarely seen architectural and landscape drawings and stunning photographs of many of these magnificent gardens,” said Maggie Dimock, the historical society’s curator of exhibitions and collection. “The show will also explore the vital role gardens and horticulture played in the social fabric of the town and how they affected the health and livelihoods of many residents.”

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