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History Talks Lecture Series: Reimagining a Garden from the Past with Bob Hoxie

April 7 @ 2:00 pm

Designing the heirloom flower gardens at the Elijah Cobb House Museum, Bob Hoxie, garden designer and horticulturist, presents an informative and colorful program on how he created the heirloom flower gardens at the Elijah Cobb House Museum in Brewster, MA. The gardens are inspired by the diaries of Caroline Atherton Dugan, a dynamic and articulateyoung woman who lived and gardened at the Elijah Cobb House in the 1870s.Bob has a diverse background in landscape design, fine gardening, historic landscapes and ecological restoration.


He is the owner of Great Hill Horticultural Services and former Associate Director of Historic Landscapes at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. Prior to that he was Assistant Supervisor of Horticulture on the Cape Cod estate of noted garden designer and philanthropist, Bunny Mellon. Bob also served as chairman of the Town of Sandwich’s Conservation Commission for 10 years and was a founding member and chairman of the town’s Community Preservation Committee. His community service and environmental stewardship earned him The Thornton W. Burgess Society’s 2007 Conservation Award.


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