All The Presidents' Gardens

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Light refreshments at 6:30 pm

Lecture  7:00pm
Life Sciences Auditorium

Book Sale and Signing immediately after the lecture

An entertaining romp through our nation's garden history as seen through the changing grounds at the White House, starring the presidents, first ladies, and their gardeners.

Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens.  Timber Press has published her recent books including The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder:

The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books in September 2017. All the Presidents' Gardens made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015 and won an American Horticultural Society book award.

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life won a 2014 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association and is in its sixth printing. 

Marta is working on a revision of her first book, Emily Dickinson's Gardens, due out in a full color edition by Timber Press in 2019. 

This talk is Co-sponsored by Bucks Beautiful, Feeney's Wholesale Nursery and Scott's Miracle Gro

Admission is Free for Arboretum Members, DVU Students, Military; $3.00 for Senior Citizens, Non DVU Students, DVU Faculty & Staff; $5.00 for Non-Members