Thursday, October 21, 7pm
Emanuel Synagogue Auditorium, West Hartford
Free for members; $10 for non-members.
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We’re thrilled to be hosting nationally recognized garden writer and lecturer Gordon Hayward. During his presentation, he’ll discuss the garden rooms that he and his wife have on their property as well as others he has designed across the country. With this real-life cross-section of photos, Mr. Hayward will explore the principles behind the garden room in a way that will encourage listeners to create their own rooms. Our members have also shared photos of their own garden rooms and Gordon will discuss these in his presentation as well.
Mr. Hayward has been designing gardens professionally from his home in southern Vermont since 1985, with particular emphasis on gardens in the Northeast. He wrote for Horticulture Magazine for 25 years and lectured with the magazine on nine multi-city lecture tours with four other designers across America.
He and his wife Mary, who grew up in the North Cotswold Hills of England, have been developing a 1 ½-acre garden around their 220-year-old farmhouse in southern Vermont for the past thirty-five years. Their garden is registered in the searchable Archives of American Gardens at The Smithsonian Institution. It has also been the subject of articles in such magazines such as Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Martha Stewart Living.