Learn about the history of the Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden at a lecture by local Portland architect William J. Hawkins III FAIA while savoring sublime refreshments. Originally offered at our annual heritage Auction as a sign up event, some spaces still remain for you!
The property was originally part of a 320-acre donation land claim belonging to Jacob Johnson, one of the sawmill operators who was furnishing lumber for the very early homes in Portland. Later owners, pharmacist John and botanist Lilla Leach, lived here while dedicating much of their land to their fascination with plants. John was also a talented craftsman and very proficient at metalwork, and some of his work is on display at the Garden.
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
Thanks to Judith Rees, Bill Hawkins, and Joanne Carlson.
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