Special Tours and Lectures

Robert Gillmore offers special tours of Evergreen, as well as lectures on naturalistic landscape design, to garden clubs, landscape associations, and other interested organizations.

Since 1994, when Evergreen was first opened to the public, Gillmore has presented special tours of Evergreen to more than a dozen organizations,1 and has spoken on landscape design to 37 community garden clubs;2  at 31 public libraries;3 and at 13 other forums,4  including the New Hampshire Landscape Association; the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs; the New Hampshire Master Gardeners Association; the Connecticut Master Gardeners Association; the Fells estate in Newbury, New Hampshire; and the New Hampshire Technical College in Concord, New Hampshire.

In addition to Evergreen, Gillmore’s projects include such major residential landscapes as Water’s Edge, in Bedford, New Hampshire; and gardens in Dublin, Fremont, Hillsborough, Manchester, and New Boston, New Hampshire; and Longmeadow, Massachusetts.  (See Residential Landscapes Designed by Robert Gillmore.)

Gillmore’s books include The Woodland Gardenand Beauty All Around You: How to Create Large Private Low-Maintenance Gardens, Even on Small Lots and Small Budgets.

Both his books and his lectures are illustrated with beautiful color photographs by Eileen Oktavec.

Gillmore was born and raised in Claremont, New Hampshire; graduated cum laude and with honors from Williams; and has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Du Pont Fellow.

For more information, or to book lectures or tours, e-mail the Evergreen Foundation at evergreenfoundationnh@gmail.com, or call 603-497-8020.

1 The New Hampshire Landscape Association, the Francestown Meeting House annual garden program; the Fells estate in Newbury, New Hampshire; the New Hampshire Technical College in Concord, New Hampshire; and the Amherst, Claremont, Dunbarton, Goffstown, and Windham community garden clubs.

2 In New Hampshire, the Amherst, Atkinson, Bearcamp River Valley (Sandwich area), Bedford, Claremont, Concord, Cornish, Derry, Dunbarton, Durham, Epping, Francestown, Goffstown, Hampstead, Hillsborough, Hooksett, Hopkinton, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Monadnock Herb Society (Hillsborough area), Mountain (Conway area), New London, Old Homestead (Keene area), Opechee (Laconia area), Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rye, Salem, Stoddard, Weare, Windham, and Wolfeboro garden clubs.

In Vermont, the Barre, Montgomery, and St. Johnsbury garden clubs.

In Massachusetts, the Concord Garden Club.

3 In New Hampshire, the Amherst, Brookline, Canterbury, Chesterfield, Conway, Derry, Epping, Exeter, Fitzwilliam, Laconia, Lebanon, Londonderry, Merrimack, Moultonborough, Nashua, Newport, Nottingham, Temple, Tuftonboro, and Winchester public libraries.

In Vermont, the Ascutney, Fairfax, Montgomery, New Haven, Newport, Proctor, Royalton, South Burlington, and Wells River public libraries.

In Massachusetts, the Lowell and Lancaster public libraries.

4 The (Vermont) Hardy Plant Club; the Stanley Park Garden Workshops in Westfield, Massachusetts; the Francestown Meeting House annual garden program; and book signings at Barnes & Noble in Manchester, New Hampshire; the Toadstool bookstores in Milford and Peterborough, New Hampshire; and MainStreet BookEnds in Warner, New Hampshire.

Large mature rhododendrons among the pines at Evergreen

Photo by Eileen Oktavec

Large mature rhododendrons among the pines at Evergreen