The author of the new book, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, discusses the plants and places that inspired the classic children’s tales. Beatrix Potter’s characters exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens, a world born of Potter’s own passion for nature--its flora and fauna. Potter, an intriguing character in her own right, was also a gardener in the Arts & Crafts style, a farmer, and an early land conservationist. This lecture explores Potter's botanical art and illustrations, the flora and horticulture that appear in her "little books," and Potter's own gardens in England's Lake District. Copies of the author’s book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the program.
Instructor: Marta McDowell, author and landscape history and design instructor at New York Botanical Garden
Notes: Held indoors. Limit 45
Course Number: H512
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
Thursday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center.
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: register now