Williamstown Garden Club Book Talk

I had the great pleasure of speaking to the Williamstown Garden Club on August 9, a beautiful day.  Linda Conway invited me to speak and gave me a most gracious introduction.  Here she is with me and Dianne Glick, the President of the Club.  Linda had lived in Cambridge and been engaged in publishing so I was particularly honored that she thought my book worthy of inviting me to speak about it.  As always, the technology was an initial challenge — always great anxiety as I wondered whether I would be able to show the beautiful photographs, taken by the two great English garden photographers, Andrew Lawson and Jerry Harpur.   After a few challenging moments, Claudia Ellet came to the rescue.   Between Claudia and Charlie, the screen and projector finally managed to work together.   I was surprised that such a good size crowd came to sit indoors when they could have been out enjoying a rare summer day — they were a wonderfully enthusiastic group.   Afterwards, some of the members produced a most impressive spread of delicious offerings while I signed books.   Charlie and I also managed to fit in a visit to the Clark Institute, always a special treat.   We also learned that the beautiful plantings we admired in the center of the town were created and maintained by this very active Club.