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Ridgely Historical Gardens
Ridgely Historical Gardens
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Clifton Forge, VA, US
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Herbert Schneider
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Ridgely Historical Gardens

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Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Ridgely is an English style ornamental garden built in 1930. As a design consultant, I'm helping to refurbish the property with the special permaculture tool kit.

Project Description

This is a client site in a town near River Camp where I live. Althought the English style garden is the product of a tradition of horticulture that appears to be considerably divergent from the guiding principles of permaculture, it does not have to be this way. In fact, many of the horticultural practices and systems designs in permaculture can successfully be applied to 'ornamental' development where the clients number one concern is 'looking good'. Updates on this project will be the framework for discussions on aesthetics and efficiency and the obliteration of the false dichotomy between edible and ornamental plants.   


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