Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2023: Salem, MA

Salem, MA

Housing an international collection that originated with the eighteenth-century East India Marine Society, The Peabody Essex Museum continues to collect, steward, and interpret objects of art and culture from around the globe. Join TCLF and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects to explore the new 3,700-square-foot garden that honors the museum’s maritime history and complements its efforts to “increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind, and stimulate the senses.”

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA - Photo by Bob Packert for Peabody Essex Museum

Taking inspiration from the rhythms and patterns of tidal estuaries, a sinuous ribbon of stone embedded underfoot weaves from the museum’s atrium through the garden, encouraging visitors to explore further. Three garden rooms—the Native garden, the Asiatic garden, and the Hybrid Convergence garden—reference the geographical diversity of the museum’s collection and echo the spirit of cultural exchange at the heart of the museum’s mission.

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA - Photo by Bob Packert for Peabody Essex Museum

Water flows through additional ribbons of stone that embellish raised, planted beds in the central garden room, activating the space with the aural qualities of water and offering another connection to the museum’s origins.

This Garden Dialogue will be led by Mark Strieter.

1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Click here to view the complete 2023 season of Garden Dialogues.

Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 50% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)

No refunds will be made for cancellations thirteen (13) days prior to event

No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).

Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.