6630 Manasota Key Road
Restoring Coastal Ecology and Creating a Sense of Place
with Landscape Architect Michael Gilkey
Friday, February 28, 5:00 p.m.
Hermitage Palm House, 6630 Manasota Key Road, on Manasota Key
This event is free, but reservations are required and can be made here.
Michael will share his vision for the restoration of the Hermitage acreage, including the “Preserve,” which contains three distinct habitats; coastal hammock, dune and wetlands. Learn about native Florida plants and the process of creating an old Florida landscape. After the talk, join us for a walk on the beach to enjoy nature and a 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.