Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2024: Concord, MA

Concord, MA

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Register now to explore this exceptional 2.4-acre property with rolling meadows and surrounded by a densely forested perimeter. This landscape includes a long, winding driveway, sunny perennial gardens, and elegant granite steps. The exclusive tour will be led by Michelle Crowley, principal of Crowley Cottrell, Architect Kelly Ennis Connellan of Jill Neubauer Architects, and Botanica Fine Gardens Meadow Consultant/Installation, Ed Kutchmanich.

Where the Meadow Meets the Woods, Concord, MA - Photo by Crowley Cottrell, 2024

Crowley Cottrell, working in tandem with Jill Neubauer Architects, designed a plan to blur the edges between the modern farmhouse, property, and the forest beyond. Gardens embrace all sides of the house: perennial gardens create a welcoming entry on the east and south; a woodland garden transitions to mixed deciduous forest on the north; and lush native plantings surround a terrace on the west.

Where the Meadow Meets the Woods, Concord, MA - Photo by Crowley Cottrell, 2024

Steps of granite and flagstone lead down from the terrace and low-bush blueberry stabilizes the embankment while providing fruit and brilliant fall color. A restored, traditional fieldstone wall separates the property from the road. Insects and wildlife abound in this rewilded landscape, restoring the previously degraded site into a rich habitat bound to thrill its occupants for many seasons to come.

Where the Meadow Meets the Woods - Concord, MA - Photo courtesy Crowley Cottrell

About Crowley Cottrell 

Landscape architecture firm Crowley Cottrell, founded in 2011, brings clarity to complex sites to create approachable landscapes for living and learning. Based in Boston, they work in close collaboration with the client, allied professionals, and stakeholders to unite design aspirations with the site's unique characteristics.

Where the Meadow Meets the Woods, Concord, MA - Photo by Crowley Cottrell, 2024

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


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.