Explore some of the traditional garden styles of China and Japan in this two-part class February 4 and 11 with garden historian Marta McDowell. We will study the stylistic elements and horticultural practices of the traditional Chinese scholar garden and the Japanese meditation garden, stroll garden and tea garden. The interactive online sessions will include lectures, video clips, class discussion and small group activities via “breakout groups,” so please be prepared to participate and learn.
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 Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life. She is also the author of 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, all published by Timber Press. Marta is working on a new book about The Secret Garden and its author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, due out from Timber Press in 2021. She is the 2019 recipient of the Garden Club of America's Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for outstanding literary achievement.
Advance registration is required.