All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses
Saturday 3:30 PM
Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, NJ. She writes and lectures on gardening topics and teaches landscape history and horticultureat the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. She also consults for public gardens and private clients. Her particular interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel. Her most recent book, All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America, was published by Timber Press in April 2016.
From the moment a spade first broke ground for the presidential mansion, the eighteen acres that surround the White House have been a backdrop to history. Wars, territorial expansion, economic booms and busts, the growth of agriculture and industry, the changing tides of taste and fashion—all have been mirrored in the lawns, trees, shrubs, and […]