Author Archives: Sara Helm Wallace

Three Weeks Away! Counting Down for (Y)our Symposium!

The classes of 2014 and 2015 are proud to bring you a one-day symposium that focuses on leadership in public gardens. From topic selection, original graphic design, and clever marketing, to working with individuals, organizations, and businesses to raise funds … Continue reading

Posted in General, Symposium | Tagged , | Leave a comment

International Experience New Zealand Day 14: Akaroa: Taunton and Fisherman’s Bay

After driving through dry scenery with spectacular hills and the ever-present sheep farms, we arrived at the understated entrance of Taunton Gardens. We weren’t sure what to expect when we exited the van; all we could see was a well … Continue reading

Posted in General, International Experience | Tagged | Leave a comment

International Experience New Zealand Day 10: Dunedin Chinese Garden and Dunedin Botanic Garden

We woke up to a brief glimpse of sunlight before the fog decided to obscure our view of the harbor. Preparing for a rainy day, we drove down the castle hill, and to our delight, the town below was dry … Continue reading

Posted in General, International Experience | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

International Experience New Zealand Day 7: The Taranaki Triptych

Today, still in the greater New Plymouth area, we visited with Greg Rine, Regional Gardens Manager for the Taranaki Regional Council, and his wife Sue. Greg has the privilege and skill to manage three amazing gardens, all very different from … Continue reading

Posted in International Experience | Tagged | Leave a comment

100 Years as an Estate…. 20 Years as a Public Garden!

 (Photographs by Gary Shanks) The new first-year graduate students got a chance to visit one of the more intimate gardens in the greater Philadelphia area. Since Chanticleer has been written about in a previous LGP blog, let’s just dive right … Continue reading

Posted in Summer Field Trips | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment