Lecture: Great American Gardens, Historic, Personal and Visionary

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Bill Noble

Gardeners have never enjoyed such ready access to the extraordinary diversity of American gardens, both historic and contemporary. From grand estates made during the Golden Age of American gardening, to modern, personal expressions of place and plants, to works that skirt the limits of what defines a garden.  We will look at historic gardens that have undergone restoration to some of the most exciting contemporary plant filled environments that are in the process of becoming public gardens. What lessons do these historic gardens have to share that make them relevant today? How do contemporary, very personal gardens continue on into the future?

For thirty years Bill Noble has worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation.  As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, he was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the United States. His own garden in Norwich, Vermont, is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens. And has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, and The New York Times and Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration: 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy.
Venue: The Dunn Gardens
Tickets: Members - $15.00 Yet-to-be-members - $22.00

Seating is limited so early purchase advised.


Photograph by Roger Foley