Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

Bring your lunch and learn about Library Fellow John Phibbs's research project, The Influence of English Design on Mount Vernon’s Landscape.

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Add to Calendar 03/12/2024 12:00:00 03/12/2024 13:00:00 America/New_York Brown Bag Lunch featuring Library Fellow John Phibbs

Bring your lunch and learn about Library Fellow John Phibbs's research project, The Influence of English Design on Mount Vernon’s Landscape.

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Join John Phibbs as he discusses his fresh reading of Mount Vernon’s landscape, tracing those threads of the design that had their parallels in England, with a view to providing practical and applicable solutions to some of the problems that beset the landscape today. 

His research will take three forms: first the documentary record; second the Mount Vernon landscape itself; and third comparable 18th century landscape gardens in North America.

John Phibbs is the principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group, based in Britain. He led the celebrations of the tercentenary of the landscape gardener ‘Capability’ Brown in 2016 and has published two books on Brown: Capability Brown, Designing the English Landscape (Rizzoli, 2016) and Place-making, the Art of Capability Brown (Historic England and the National Trust, 2017). In 2018, in recognition of his services to landscape architecture, he was awarded an MBE by the late Queen.

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Stephen A. McLeod

Director, Library Programs

703.799.8686

smcleod@mountvernon.org

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