The Garden at 9 Friend Street

Visit the speaker’s family garden in Massachusetts. The program includes slides from 1928 to 2008; illustrating how time and circumstance and changing tastes influence garden design even within one family.

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Mr. Rice established his tenure in 1984 and began a dramatic transformation from backyard garden to what eventually appeared to be a transported quarter-acre of England overflowing with a myriad of structures, perennials, annuals, vines and flowering trees and shrubs.

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Featured in six national and international publications including
The English Garden magazine, and open for numerous tours and events, the garden was sold in 2008 after 80 years and four generations of horticultural evolution. While the garden at 9 Friend Street in Manchester, Massachusetts begins a new chapter with a new family, Fred Rice is working on a new garden in Rome, New York.

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