Pleasure Grounds: Public Gardens Close to Home – Mon., April 22 at 6:30 PM

Join gardener Gail Anderson as she presents an armchair tour of public gardens north of Boston – gardens with important history and significant horticultural elements. Anderson will “introduce” us to the ladies and gentlemen who spearheaded the creation of these gardens, some more than a century ago.

She will also discuss the designs of the various gardens. The colorful photos depict perennial borders, woodland paths, water features, and other visually stunning aspects of these gardens. The audience will see special plants at each property and hear about the efforts to restore these landscapes.

Lecturer Gail Anderson is a former journalist and a trained horticulturist. She worked at one of the featured gardens, Long Hill, for six years and has been photographing these gardens for up to 10 years. She is now an independent speaker, not employed by any of the gardens.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library.

Registration is recommended. Please register below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

Pleasure Grounds: Public Gardens Close to Home