Unearthing the Secret Garden, With Marta Mcdowell

Thursday 05-12-22 12:00 am (Eastern) 7:00 pm Eastern



Marta McDowell photo by Sarma Ozols

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic, The Secret Garden, has inspired generations of readers to cultivate their own bits of earth. Join Marta McDowell as she remembers the thrill of reading about Mary Lennox turning the key in the door to the locked garden at Misselthwaite Manor for the first time. This lecture explores Burnett’s life, work, and the passion for flowers and gardening that inspired her book before, during and after publication in 1910. Marta will focus on the three gardens Burnett planted in England, America and Bermuda.

Marta McDowell lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, New Jersey. Her garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Women’s Day, Country Gardening, The New York Times and she is a regular contributor to the British journal Hortus. Marta teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens. She was the 2019 recipient of the Garden Club of America’s Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for outstanding literary achievement.

Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

This program will not be recorded.

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