Barn Talk: Unearthing the Secret Garden

october, 2022

01oct10:00 am11:30 amBarn Talk: Unearthing the Secret GardenHollister House Garden10:00 am - 11:30 am Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793

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Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic The Secret Garden has inspired generations of readers to cultivate their own bits of earth. Author Marta McDowell still remembers the thrill of reading about Mary Lennox turning the key in the door to the locked garden for the first time. This engaging and illustrated lecture explores Burnett’s life, work, and the passion for flowers and gardening that inspired her book.

Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens. Her latest book is Unearthing The Secret Garden, about the inspiration for the classic children’s book. Her other books. published by Timber Press include Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, New York Times-bestselling All the Presidents’ Gardens, and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, now in its seventh printing. Marta’s new book about garden themes in murder mysteries, is due out from Timber Press in 2023. She was the 2019 recipient of the Garden Club of America’s Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for outstanding literary achievement.

Advance reservation is suggested. Hollister House will follow all state and local guidelines for Covid-19 at our events.

HHG members $25 | Non-members $35

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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793


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