Annual Garden Symposium
Annual Garden Symposium

Annual Garden Symposium

16th Annual Garden Symposium: Designing with Water

Join Paul Maue, Christopher Paquette and Rebecca Jacobs

Wednesday, July 1 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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It’s no surprise that water is an appealing addition to a garden design. A powerful element, it provides life for all organisms. People respond deeply to its sound, sight, feel, taste, and smell. This year’s symposium will discuss water as an ornamental and sensory feature in a landscape as well as its environmental service as a stormwater management system or a watering hole for wildlife. Through an interactive lecture format, our presenters will inspire you to consider how you can incorporate water while being mindful of its true essence—vital for all living organisms.

Paul Maue

Paul Maue founded his design firm in 1989 and has established a significant portfolio of residential work in Massachusetts and New York. He has been a participating jury member for the Boston Society of Landscape Architects annual awards program and for the ALCM Thoreau Awards program. He has published with Landscape Architecture Magazine and was given both the Best of Design and Best of Service awards by HOUZZ, the comprehensive design website. Prior to founding Paul Maue Associates, he was a senior associate with Morgan Wheelock Inc., where he contributed to the design and management of major projects throughout the Eastern United States and Europe.

Christopher Paquette

Chris Paquette, Owner and Founder of Robin’s Nest LLC, located in Hollis, Maine, designs and installs water features such as natural ponds, swimming pools, water gardens, fountains, and streams. An engineer and machinist by trade, Chris deeply respects nature and the power of water, focusing on features that work with the landscape, rather than competing with nature’s elements.

Rebecca Jacobs

Rebecca Jacobs is the Program Manager at Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District. In addition to conservation education, she owns and operates her own landscape design and horticulture business, Gabriella’s Gardens, in Rockland. In 2006, Rebecca was the first education coordinator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens before becoming the educator and outreach coordinator at KLSWCD. Rebecca leads many workshops and lectures on water and soil conservation, focusing particularly on rain gardens.