Deputy Director for Horticulture and Urban Agriculture Vizcaya Museum and Gardens MIAMI, Florida
Situated along the shores of Biscayne Bay, the two estates of Charles and James Deering are divergent specimens of early 20th century landscape design. This field session explores the history and exterior environments of both estates, as well as the preservation and restoration techniques employed in their management today.
$150 per person by 6/9; $165 after 6/9; includes transportation, water, and catered lunch. Moderate walking.
Understand the duality and histories of the Deering brothers’ estates and why they were developed.
Learn about landscape preservation and restoration techniques, and how they relate to the original owner’s and landscape architect’s design intents.
Explore various South Florida native plant communities and learn about their unique flora, fauna, and functions.
Engage in conversation with experts in the field about strategies for long-term preservation, conservation, and management in the face of climate change and sea level rise.