English Garden Historian to Give Talk at Highfield

The Art of Garden Visiting: A Talk by Marion Mako, English Garden Historian, Designer, and Tour Leader at Highfield Hall & Gardens

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

FALMOUTH, MA— Highfield Hall & Gardens presents, The Art of Garden Visiting: A Talk by Marion Mako on Tuesday, October 15 at 2:00 pm.

Marion Mako

Marion Mako, an English garden historian, designer, and tour leader will present a richly-illustrated talk: The Art of Garden Visiting. She will delight attendees with entertaining vignettes drawn from garden visitors. She will impart the history of garden visiting using some of her favorite quotations. And, most important, she will help guests discover the joy in visiting beautiful gardens and the key to making the most of these visits. Mako is a sought-after speaker and tour leader, known for her “infectious enthusiasm”. While sharing her passion for all things garden-related, she hopes participants will discover theirs.

Mako gave up her “safe” job to train as a garden designer. She received a MA in Garden History at the University of Bristol, England with Professor Timothy Mowl. “The historical, architectural, and garden knowledge gained from this course has informed, shaped, and enriched my work,” she said. She has published four books, including co-authoring two publications in the Historic Gardens of England series that covered the counties of Somerset and Cheshire.

She is a trustee of the Painswick Rococo Garden (www.rococogarden.org.uk) in the Cotswold countryside in Gloucestershire, England. Designed in the mid-1700s by Benjamin Hyett, it is the country’s sole surviving rococo garden. Mako’s work can be viewed at: www.makogardens.co.uk/

Tickets are $30, $20 for Highfield members. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit highfieldhall.org or call 508.495.1878. Highfield Hall & Gardens is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth.


Highfield Hall & Gardens, a restored 1878 mansion and estate, is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth, MA. Surrounded by spectacular gardens and woodlands, Highfield hosts art exhibitions, music concerts, culinary classes, festivals, family events, and public programs. The mansion is open to visitors six days a week from April 15-October 31 and year-round for programs and functions. Admission is $8; Seniors $5; Members, Children under 12 and active military personnel are free. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Closed Mondays except holidays. For information, call (508) 495-1878 or visit highfieldhall.org.

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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