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Emily Dickinson: Poet and Gardener with Author Marta McDowell

Schedule and location

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Sterling Morton Library, Administration Building

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
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Course description

Discover another side of poet Emily Dickinson, who was also an avid gardener. Emily Dickinson is one of the most beloved American poets. But at the Homestead, her home in Amherst, Massachusetts, she also spent time in the garden. She grew flowers on the grounds and exotic plants in a glass conservatory that her father added for her.

Join author Marta McDowell as she explores Dickinson's gardens through excerpts of her letters and poems, and historic and modern images of her garden.

Course number

N183

Instructor

Marta McDowell, author

Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden.  Her fourth and latest book from Timber Press is Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life. She is the 2019 recipient of the Garden Club of America's Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for outstanding literary achievement. 

Course details

Emily Dickinson: Poet and Gardener with Author Marta McDowell