Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

by Marta McDowell

When we think of Beatrix Potter, we imagine blue-jacketed bunnies and other fuzzy fauna. But Beatrix Potter, an intriguing character in her own right, was also quite interested in plants and gardens. This lecture explores Potter’s botanical art, the flora and horticulture that appear in her “little books” and Potter’s own garden in England’s Lake District.

Marta McDowell is a garden consultant, writer, lecturer and resident of Morris County. She teaches landscape history and gardening at the New York Botanical Garden and Drew University. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the pen and the trowel – authors who garden. She is also the author of Emily Dickinson’s Gardens.

A book signing follows the lecture.

Register by June 15

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Sunday, June 22, 2014