Centerbrook principal Jim Childress will present an illustrated talk via zoom on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. about inspirational garden design ideas garnered from five modern gardens: La Louve, designed by Nicole de Vesian in Provence; La Mare Aux Trembles, designed by Therese & Pierre Gibert in Normandy; Piet Oudolf’s design for the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Somerset, England; Arne Maynard’s garden at his house in Wales; and one of Luciano Giubbilei’s renowned projects in London.   


Jim Childress joined Centerbrook Architects in 1979 and became a principal in 1996. In 1994 he was selected as one of the decade’s “40 National Architects under 40” by the Architectural League of New York and Interior Magazine. Jim has won more than 60 design awards including the American Institute of Architects 1998 Architecture Firm Award. He was invested, for design, into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2001 and recognized for Professional Achievement by the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a long- standing member of the National AIA Committee on Design, serving as the 2015 Chair.  


This zoom event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register please see the Library’s website at 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex and the phone number is 860-767-1560.