Brush Hill is in Jana Milbocker’s new book – The Garden Tourist’s New England

For anyone in or traveling to New England, Jana Milbocker’s marvelous new book, The Garden Tourist’s New England: A Guide to 140 Outstanding Gardens and Nurseries, is out and a treasure to have in hand.   With beautiful photographs, useful maps, and information about location, size, admission fees, if any, contact information, hours and more, Jana …

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My Talk for the Wave Hill 2020 Horticultural Lectures on January 22

I am looking forward to giving my book talk for Wave Hill’s Horticultural Lecture Series especially since the very cover of my book shows the marvelous landscape of Wave Hill.   One of the heroes  profiled in the book is Wave Hill’s first head of horticulture, Marco Polo Stufano who was a mentor to the talented …

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The City Gardens Club of New York City — September 23, 2019

At the very kind invitation of Margaret Carnwath, shown above with me, I gave a slide show and talk about my book, Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape for The City Gardens Club of the City of New York on Monday, September 23, a beautiful Fall day.  Here below Margaret and I stand …

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LongHouse Reserve Landscape Award to Lynden Miller September 21, 2019

On a magnificent day of bright, clear sunshine, the prestigious LongHouse Reserve Landscape Award was given to Lynden Miller, one of the outstanding heroines in my book, Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape, as she certainly has done.  Talks followed from two others recognized, Amy Goldman Fowler and Thomas Woltz.  I was honored …

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Essex Ct. Garden Club Visit — September 18, 2019

So happy to have a lovely day to welcome the Essex Garden Club who arrived late morning.  Above you see me with the group but for the photographer and below the whole group with my pond below in the background.  They were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and particularly enjoyed being encouraged to spread out and wander …

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Garden Conservancy Open Days — September 8, 2019

In recent years, I only open for The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program in June when the roses are working their magic, but this year, I agreed to open also in September because George Schoellkopf, one of the heroes in my recent book and creator of Hollister House Garden was holding his symposium weekend.   Happily …

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Review in North American Rock Garden Society Journal

I was delighted to see Alicia Whitaker’s wonderful review of Heroes of Horticulture in the North American Rock Garden Society Journal, a/k/a Nargs!   Best of all, she quoted the hilarious limerick Frank Cabot wrote called The ARGS Hymn or The Alpine Gardeners Lament.  Alicia is the President of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons which …

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Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group Visit — July 18, 2019

Happily, it was a lovely day when the Hardy Plant Society Mid-Atlantic Group came to Brush Hill and. after touring the garden, enjoyed a box lunch picnic.  Janice Thomas organized the event and the group came mostly from Pennsylvania and Delaware where my husband grew up.  They arrived in a huge bus that somehow roared …

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Detroit Master Gardeners Visit Brush Hill June 22, 2019

A happy day of sunshine, a rare event this year, for the visiting group of Detroit Master Gardeners, on Saturday morning, June 22.  They arrived more than an hour earlier than planned so I was barely able to rip off my dirty jeans in time to put on clean clothes and race off on my …

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Greenwich Historical Society — June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 13th was a rainy day and cold, but it stopped by the time I arrived here at the Visitors Center, new built and opened, of the Greenwich Historical Society in Cos Cob, Connecticut.  I arrived earlier than the 6 PM door opening to be greeted by the wonderful Director of Education, shown with …

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