Revolutionary Gardens Benefit Event
A world class series of garden lectures, to benefit Traverse City's new Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, will be held September 29 through October 2 at the Fountain Point Inn & Club, 990 S. Lake Leelanau Drive, Lake Leelanau, Michigan. Three internationally known, award-winning authors and lanscape designers will present a series of lectures that will provide an unforgettable experience for gardeners, historians and others.
Andrea Wulf, author of Founding Gardeners, The Brother Gardeners, This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 years of English History, and Chasing Venus, will discuss themes from each of her books, including the defining role of gardening and farming in the lives of our country's founders.
Peter Hatch, the man who spent 35 years carefully restoring Thomas Jefferson's garden at Monticello, author of The Gardens of Monticello and A Rich Spot of Earth - Thomas Jefferson's Gardens at Monticello, will speak on the vegetables of Monticello, the fruits and fruit trees of the New World - the origins of American horticulture, and the history of early American vineyard growing.
Warren Byrd, designer of the Historic Barns Park and gardens and internationally known landscape architect, whose work includes the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA, the 2-block St. Louis City garden, as well as gardens throughout the world, will speak on the role of healing gardens. Talks will include The Role of Gardens Today as Part of the Continuum of Healing Garden Traditions, Reclaiming of Lost Histories in New Landscapes - Jefferson to Olmsted, Designing for Complex Symbiotic Flora & Fauna: Birds, Butterflies & Wildlife on the Asia Trail at the National Zoo, and Ultimate Healing Gardens: Touching Deep Questions of the Human Condition. Warren's new book, Garden Park Community Farm was just released this spring.
Appropriate for Adults Only!