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Restoring Coastal Ecology and Creating a Sense of Place

February 28 : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Restoring Coastal Ecology and Creating a Sense of Place with Landscape Architect Michael Gilkey

Friday, February 28, 5 p.m.

Hermitage Artist Retreat Palm House, 6630 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223

Landscape architect Michael Gilkey will share his vision for the restoration of the Hermitage acreage, including the “Preserve” which contains three distinct habitats: coastal hammock, dune and wetlands. Audience members will have the opportunity to learn about native Florida plants and the process of creating an Old Florida landscape. After the talk, participants are welcome to walk on the beach to enjoy the sunset.

Gilkey is a second-generation landscape architect and president of Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. He serves as the landscape architect on the Sarasota Tree Advisory Committee and his projects have won the highest awards from the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association and the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Gilkey’s designs are informed by music, history and culture.

Registration for this free program is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org.


February 28
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hermitage Artist Retreat
6660 Manasota Key Road
Englewood, FL 34223
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