Past Designs
Past Designs

Lectures & Publications

Lectures and public programs can be developed on any number of topics related to historic landscape preservation, horticulture, agriculture, the lure and lore of historic gardens, or the social and cultural effects on landscape history. Lectures can be regionally specific or general. The following are a few of the most requested topics:

  • "Why Doesn't My Garden Look Like Those in the Magazines?"
  • "Inspired by History: Innovative New Traditional Gardens"
  • "New England's Landscape History"
  • "Historic Landscape Preservation: History in Your Own Backyard"
  • "The Centennial of a Historic Garden: A Celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement"

Lectures can be developed by special request to meet a specific topic or to blend with other scheduled lecture programs. For a full list of lecture topics, please contact us.

Past Designs publications have ranged from site brochures to books and articles in popular and professional journals. Lucinda Brockway has authored several publications, most recently, Gardens of the New Republic, which features the early nineteenth century gardens and houses of High Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and "Creating a Colonial Garden" in Old House Journal.