Garden Arts Lecture Series

Registration is required for each program.
Registrants will receive instructions via email for accessing each presentation.
$10 members; $15 nonmembers per program

Enjoy one or all of the programs at your leisure for one full year.

A Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden
With Bill Noble
Available Friday, October 23, 2020

Join garden designer and author Bill Noble as he shares the making of his Vermont garden via a beautifully illustrated, fifty minute, narrated slide show, including its evolution, sources of design inspiration, and the principles that guided its creation. Noble draws connections between his own garden and the gardens that inspired it, including those of the Cornish Artists’ Colony and the contemporary and historic gardens he encountered throughout his work with the Garden Conservancy. In this richly illustrated video, Bill shows how he uses a variety of trees, shrubs and hardy perennials to create planting compositions of foliage and flowering interest that deepen the sense of being rooted in place.

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You will receive instructions via email for accessing Bill Noble’s presentation on Friday, October 23, 2020

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Bill Noble

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, including Greenwood Gardens. His newly released, Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden, chronicles the making of his garden in Norwich, Vermont.
As a garden designer, he works with clients to create new gardens or to restore and rehabilitate existing ones. He has overseen the restoration of many significant American gardens, and his hands-on style and knowledge of plants, design, and maintenance contributes to the creation of gardens of lasting quality.
The insights gained from the gardens and gardeners Bill has worked with are reflected in his own garden in Norwich, Vermont, which is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, The New York Times and the Garden Conservancy’s Outstanding American Gardens.

The Garden in Every Sense and Season
With Tovah Martin

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Being a gardener or nature lover engages us like little else on all levels – in all dimensions, senses and seasons. We can hear, we can taste, we can see and smell, we can touch, and we are moved to feel. Join beloved gardener and writer Tovah Martin in a four-season exploration of the very tangible joys and full sensory experience that is a garden. “The Garden in Every Sense and Season” explores the sensual adventure in what it means to be a gardener and to fully, wholly, deeply know your garden. Tovah’s beautifully illustrated, eighteen page booklet will inspire and delight!

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Tovah Martin

In her constant, undying pursuit of all things garden-related, Tovah Martin gets her hands dirty both outside and indoors. She is a perennial, heirloom, vegetable and cottage gardener of fanatical proportions, award-winning author, and is accredited with NOFA as an Organic Land Care Professional. This passion for gardening led her to author over a dozen books, including her most recent, Gold Medal award-winning, The Garden in Every Sense and Season (Timber Press, 2018).
Photograph of Tovah by Kindra Clineff.

Fabulous Fall Containers
With Betsy Karetnick

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Renowned floral designer Betsy Karetnick will demonstrate in a charming video how to create stunning fall containers for your porch and patio including pointers on soil, growing materials and composition.

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Betsy Karetnick

Betsy Karetnick created The Portable Garden in 2004 with a simple mission  – to spread the joy of flowers. For the last 15 years she has been designing unique florals and designing events for clients, receiving rave reviews along the way. An accomplished broadcaster and journalist, she joined Martha Stewart Omnimedia in 2005 as a radio host to share her expertise in food and flowers on Martha’s namesake channel on SiriusXM.