Last week, I spoke at Bishop’s University to a large group os students, faculty, staff and members of the local community. My talk was one…
A country property located on the traditional territory of the Abenaki, this lakeside treasure weaves formal and wild gardens, ponds and cascades, tranquil walks, sculptures, Asian artifacts and art installations into a rich tapestry of experiences. Explore ideas about history, memory and our relationship to the land as you walk through themed garden rooms, fields and forests.
Located in North Hatley, Quebec, this extraordinary 750-acre property is owned by Patterson and Norman Webster. The garden is open on Open Garden days and to seminars and tours by prior arrangement. Patterson is also available to present one of her lively talks about gardens, landscape design and art.
WELCOME TO GLEN VILLA
I acknowledge that the land on which Glen Villa stands has been a site of human activity for more than 10,000 years and that it is the unceded ancestral territory of the W8banaki Nation (Abenaki), the Ndakina. I acknowledge that their stories and beliefs about the land and all that grows under it and on it, the water that runs through it and the people who have shaped it, inspire and guide me, as a guest and as today’s caretaker of the land.
Welcome to Abenaki Territory.
I first visited the Reford Gardens when the government of Quebec was in charge, sometime in the 1980s, I think, when the gardens were not…