Books & Blooms: Country Gardens

Books & Blooms: Country Gardens - To Benefit The Cornwall Library 

Join us for our benefit event, Books & Blooms, with a focus on country gardens. The two-day event begins Friday evening, June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a talk by Lynden B. Miller, public garden designer in New York City and Sharon resident. Following Lynden’s  talk—“40 Years of Gardening: Private and Public”-- there will be a cocktail reception, both at the library, 30 Pine Street, Cornwall.
The event continues Saturday, June 9 From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with self-guided tours of four country gardens in North Cornwall, Cornwall, Sharon and Milton. New and out-of-print gardening books will be on sale throughout the weekend.
Tickets are $30 per day per person or $50 for both days. As space is limited to the Friday event, reservations are suggested. Call 860.672.6874. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cornwalllibrary.org.

About Our Guest

Lynden B. Miller is a public garden designer in New York City.  In 1982, she rescued and restored The Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Based on her belief that good public open spaces can change city life, she has designed many other gardens and parks in all five boroughs since that time.

She is the author of  Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, published by Norton in 2009.  The book was the winner of American Horticultural Society 2010 National Book Award.

Her work in New York City includes designs for gardens and parks in all 5 boroughs, for example: Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, Wagner Park in Battery Park City, Madison Square Park, the Entry Garden at Chelsea Cove in Hudson River Park and the 97th Street Park Avenue Mall. She has designed landscape improvements to the campuses at Columbia, Princeton, Stony Brook University on Long Island and plantings for the garden at the Museum of Modern Art. She redesigned the plantings for the British Garden in Hanover Square and has reinvigorated the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park.



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