The General Henry Knox Museum, or Montpelier, has developed a plan for the museum’s grounds that incorporates not only elements based on research into General Knox’s intentions for his estate, but also elements common to the grand gardens and estates of the 18th century.

This landscape plan will serve as the proper setting for Montpelier, the recreation of General Knox’s home in Thomaston, and as a site for educating visitors about horticultural and agricultural practices of the late 18th century.

Anne Perkins, co-chairman of the Montpelier landscape committee, will describe the landscape plans for the Museum, their development, and the individual elements that will make up the grounds, focusing on how they fit into 18th century landscape design and how they will be used for education.

As a professional, culinary, herb, fruit and cut flowers grower Perkins farms Headacre Farms in Owls Head. She also designs gardens that integrate annual and perennial plants, vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs through her design business, “Gardens of Use and Delight.”

This presentation is sponsored by the Rockport Garden Club and will be held at the Rockport Opera House (lower Level) at 6 Central St., on Thursday, Sept 1, at 1 p.m. It is free to the public. For more information, call 515-480-1762.