Romantic & Victorian Gardening by Marta McDowell
By Post Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 02:28 PM EDT
At the next meeting of the Bergen County Master Gardeners, there will be a special lecture by Marta McDowell: "Curves, Carpets and Color: A Lecture on Romantic and Victorian Gardening in America".
Exploring the development of the American landscape style from formal to romantic to Victorian, find out about the garden tastemakers of the 1800s and why some garden historians call us "The New Victorians". Whether you have a Victorian home, volunteer at a historic garden or visit landmarks like Central Park, this lecture will shed new light on old ways of gardening.
Marta lives, gardens and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She teaches landscape history and preservation at the New York Botanical Garden, where she was named 2011 Instructor of the Year, and Drew University's Historic Preservation Program. Her book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardens, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2005, and she is hard at work on a new book about Beatrix Potter's gardening interests for Timber Press.
The presentation will be held on: Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 7:30pm, at The County Administration Building, One Bergen Plaza, County Place, Hackensack, NJ. in the 1st floor meeting room. Home of the County Extension Office. With easy parking & building access, meetings are open to all interested gardeners, free of charge, and refreshments, followed by announcements, start at 7pm.
For more details, directions or other Master Gardeners activities, please contact: Tracey Fraser (201) 768 1856 or visit our website: www.mgofbc.org
In addition there will be a special food collection for the Master Gardeners "Cans for Community" project, helping our neighbors in need. Please donate what you can. All donations will be delivered to the Center for Food Action, Bergen County’s largest food pantry.