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“Poppies, Peacocks and Parterres – Gardens of Scotland” with Nancy Stevens

March 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

From 17th century Renaissance parterres to a garden of cosmic speculation, gardener and author Nancy Stevens will fill us in on gardens from the likes of General Eisenhower and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and size up your garden wall status.

You’ll learn about everything, from a 17th century Renaissance parterres to a garden of cosmic speculation; from General Eisenhower’s “holiday home” to the garden where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes acquired his extensive knowledge of poisonous plants. You’ll view an artist’s garden, an author’s garden, see where Clive met Louise & Henrietta, and learn what the size of your walled garden says about your social status.

After working in the corporate world of banking, commerce and industry as ICI, GEC, Nancy Stevens decided to switch careers and become a freelance journalist. This has been augmented by her lifelong passion for plants and gardens: 30 years of owning gardens of various shapes, sizes and topography, supplemented by garden visits, broadened by the written word and topped off by membership of an excellent gardening club; in her case, Baldernock Gardening Club, where she was chairman “for seven very enjoyable years.”

Free for members; $10 suggested donation for non-members. Click here to register. 

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Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

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CT Hort
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