Serving Up History: Amy Cogswell and the Colonial Revival Garden (Free Webinar)
Date and Time
Thursday Mar 16, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
March 16 @ 12:30 PM
FreeServing Up History: Amy Cogswell and ...
Professionally designed gardens were uncommon in the early 20th century, and female landscape architects extremely rare in a field that was traditionally dominated by men. Learn more about Amy Cogswell, one of the first female landscape architects in the United States and designer of the Colonial Revival Garden at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum. Cogswell attended the first American institution for women studying in her field, the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, Gardening, and Horticulture for Women, in Groton, Massachusetts. She graduated in 1916 and served as the school’s headmistress from 1916 – 1923. When hired by the NSCDA-CT in 1919, Cogswell’s plans for the Webb House Garden included classical elements, quaint arbors, and a wide assortment of the “old fashioned” flowers that were popular in the early 1900s. Garden Angels Coordinator Ann Foley will share details about Cogswell and her vision, the history of the garden, and how today a team of dedicated volunteers assist in tending to this beloved community treasure.
The webinar is FREE. Registration is required.