Saturday 16 May 2020
9:30AM-12:00PM

Tree Walk at Bonaparte's Point Breeze

Trees at Joseph Bonaparte's Point Breeze.

 

Daniel Druckenbrod, Associate Professor, Department of Geological, Environmental,

& Marine Sciences, Rider University. Visit Point Breeze, home of Joseph

Bonaparte from 1816 to 1832. Bonaparte landscaped his property after the

French tradition, creating “one of the most significant, yet little known,

garden parks in American landscape history.” (C.A. Webster, J. Garden

History, 2012). The landscaping components prominently featured trees, some

of which may remain to this day. Based on his research at Monticello,

Mount Vernon, and other historical properties, Dr. Druckenbrod will

consider how trees fit into this French-inspired historical landscape and

the potential for interpreting this landscape today.

 

Meet at Divine Word Missionaries, 101 Park St., Bordentown, NJ. Please park near the gym,

building toward your left after you enter the property.

 

Sponsored by Friends for the Abbott Marshlands and Bordentown City Environmental

Commission.

 

Contact info@  abbottmarshlands.org

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