Historic Landscape Fellowship comes to a close

With summer nearing its end, Historic New England’s property care team said goodbye to Historic Landscape Fellow Alex von Bieberstein. Alex is a fifth-year landscape architecture student at SUNYCollege of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, New York, and joinedHistoric New England in mid-May. The Historic Landscape Fellowship is an opportunity for students interested in historic landscape documentation and care to get practical, hands-on experience while working with our property care staff. 

Alex immediately went to workhelping to restore the peach wall garden at the Lyman Estate. As the spring planting and project season wound down, Alex immersed herself in the practical matters of landscape and garden care at the CodmanEstate, Lyman Estate, Gropius House, and Beauport. She also developed alandscape maintenance manual to address the maintenance needs and design intentof the newly renovated landscape at Beauport. “This fellowship has been an opportunity for me to expand my knowledgeof horticulture, landscape restoration, and the documentation and preservationof historic landscapes,” said Alex. 

We wish Alexthe best of luck finishing her degree and in her future endeavors.