Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden
A Lecture by Paige Dickey
Wednesday, March 2
In Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls, challenges, successes, and myriad pleasures of the twenty-nine year-long process of creating her own remarkable garden, Duck Hill, in upstate New York. This winning book details the evolution of one especially loved and cared-for space: its failed schemes and realized dreams, and the wisdom gained in contending with an ever evolving work of art. The author shares her very personal views on what contributes to a garden’s success—structure, fragrance, the play of light and shadow, patterns and textures, multiseasonal plants. She writes of gardening with a husband, with wildlife, with dogs and chickens. And she grapples with how to adapt her garden—as we can adapt ours—to change in the years ahead.
Click here to read the recent New York Times article about Page Dickey's garden.
Page Dickey is the author of Gardens in the Spirit of Place, as well as the award-winning Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers. Other books include Duck Hill Journal: A Year in a Country Garden, Inside Out: Relating Garden to House, Dogs in Their Gardens and Cats in Their Gardens. A contributor to numerous magazines over the years, she lectures across the country and is one of the founders of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. She lives and gardens with her husband in the company of assorted dogs, cats, and chickens in North Salem, New York.
Lecture starts promptly at 6:30pm
Hort members $10; non-members $20
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