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Landscaping Your Historic Home

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to Monday, March 8, 2021 - 2:45pm

Online Class

Whether your house was built in the 17th century or the 21st, you can create a garden to suit its style. This lecture by author, horticulturist and landscape historian Marta McDowell covers American residential gardening fashions from the Colonial period to the present. In this online class you will learn design basics and the steps to take to create an authentic, appealing landscape for your home.

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.

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