Lecture: Five Remarkable Women, Four Remarkable Pacific Northwest Gardens

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Speaker: Donald Olsen

Passion, ambition, determination—every great garden has a human story to tell. In this entertaining and informative presentation, award-winning travel writer and author Donald Olson takes you on a tour of four remarkable Pacific Northwest gardens and introduces you to the five remarkable women who created them. Meet Hulda Klager, a housewife who became one of the world’s leading lilac hybridizers; Eulalie Wagner, a socialite who created one of the great estate gardens of Washington State; Lilla Leach, an intrepid plant explorer and botanist who founded her own botanical garden; and Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, the first female landscape designers in the Pacific Northwest. After the 45-minute presentation, Donald Olson will be available to answer questions and sign copies of his best-selling guide, The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour—The Sixty Best Gardens to Visit in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. 

The talk will be held in the Dunn Gardens classroom. Please freel free to join us at 6:30 for a cup of tea before Donald speaks. 

Tickets: Members: $12.00 Soon to be Members: $22.00