Category Archives: North American Experience

A Coastal Experience

Author: Robert Lyons, Director of the LGP Photography: Lindsey Kerr and Laurie Metzger The last leg of our North American Experience journey took us 3.5 hours north of Boston to the charming town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  To get there, … Continue reading

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Mount Auburn Cemetery – NAX day 4

Photography by: Lindsey Kerr In rural countryside outside of Boston, before Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Emerald Necklace system, a new public space opened that had a profound impact on society. Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831 by the … Continue reading

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A visit to Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Photographs by Laurie Metzger As 9am rolled around on Wednesday, we piled into the van for our third garden visit. Driving away from the morning commuters, we saw city sprawl dwindle to small neighborhoods, neighborhoods become single houses, and finally … Continue reading

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Day 2 of NAX at Garden in the Woods

Photographer:  Josh Darfler On NAX day 2, all LGP second year fellows, chaperone Ed Broadbent and program Director Dr. Lyons went to Garden in the Woods, the operation site of New England Wildflower Society (NEWS), which is located in Framingham, MA. … Continue reading

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Day 1 of NAX at The Arnold Arboretum

  (Photography by: Chunying Ling) We had perfect weather for our first day of NAX at the Arnold Arboretum.  We were greeted upon arrival by Former Fellow and Supervisor of Horticulture, Andrew Gapinski.  A few minutes later we met Michael … Continue reading

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Airlie Gardens

August 24, 2012 – Airlie Gardens, NC (written by Quill Teal-Sullivan, photographs by Wonsoon Park) The final stop on our North American Experience was Airlie Gardens, a lovely display garden nestled amongst fresh water ponds and ancient live oaks at … Continue reading

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Juniper Level Botanical Garden at Plant Delights Nursery

August 23, 2012 – Plants Delights Nursery, NC (written by Dottie Miles, photographs by Quill Teal-Sullivan) Hidden within a hedge of ‘Nellie Stevens’ holly and other “spiny” plant material, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens is an eclectic … Continue reading

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North Carolina Botanical Garden

August 22, 2012 – North Carolina Botanical Garden, NC (written by Wonsoon Park, photographs by Nate Tschaenn) It was an overcast day with a little bit of drizzle when we were greeted by Johnny Randall and Dan Stern at the … Continue reading

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The JC Raulston Arboretum

August 23, 2012 – The JC Raulston Arboretum, NC (written by Martin Smit, photographs by Sara Levin Stevenson) The JC Raulston Arboretum, one of our own director’s former stomping grounds, was our first stop in Raleigh.  The history of the … Continue reading

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High Point University Arboretum and Gardens

August 21, 2012 – High Point University, NC (written by Robert E. Lyons, photographs by Dottie Miles) High Point University (HPU) is a small liberal arts college not too far from Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina.  Although I had never … Continue reading

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