Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden

september, 2020

12sepallday13FeaturedSpirit of Place: The Making of a New England GardenWednesdays @ Hollister House Garden(All Day) Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793

Event Details

Join us to celebrate the publication of an exceptional new book by Bill Noble.

How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? In this beautifully illustrated book, Bill Noble helps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont. He explores the history of New England gardens and how they were shaped by a rugged landscape, harsh climate, and European ideas about design and plantsmanship. This thoughtful look at the process of garden-making will inspire home gardeners everywhere to leverage the history and site of their own landscape to create a truly spirited place.

For thirty years Bill Noble has worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation.  The insights gained from the gardens and gardeners Bill has worked with are reflected in his own garden in Norwich, Vermont, which is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens and the Garden Conservancy’s Outstanding American Gardens among many other publications.  Bill lectures widely on garden history, design and preservation. A lifelong gardener, he is a former Director of Preservation at the Garden Conservancy and  member of the Hollister House Garden Board of Directors.

Saturday, September 12th at 4 p.m. and Sunday, September 13th at 11 a.m.

$40.00 per person donation to Hollister House Garden includes a signed copy of Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden.

This illustrated talk will be held in the Barn. Following current regulations this event is limited to 23 attendees, Masks are required and chairs will be placed 6′ apart.


september 12 (Saturday) - 13 (Sunday)


Hollister House Garden

300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793


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