On Wednesday, March 13, author Barbara Paul Robinson talks about her personal experience working as a gardener for internationally known English garden designer Rosemary Verey and will read from her book, Rosemary Verey: The Life & Lessons of a Legendary Gardener, published by David R. Godine in August 2012.
Rosemary Verey was an internationally acclaimed garden legend. Although she embraced gardening late in life, she quickly achieved international renown. She was the acknowledged apostle of the “English style;” the “must have” adviser to the rich and famous, including Prince Charles and Elton John; a prolific garden writer; and a beloved and wildly popular lecturer in America. The gardens she created at her famous home, Barnsley House, became a mandatory stop on every garden tour in the 1980s and 1990s. A demanding and sometimes truculent taskmaster, and a relentless perfectionist, Rosemary Verey, in her life as in her work, was the very personification of the English garden style.
Barbara Paul Robinson worked as a gardener for Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House. A hands-in-the-dirt gardener herself, she and her husband created their own gardens at Brush Hill in northwestern Connecticut, featured in articles, books, and on television. Barbara has published articles in the New York Times, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, and Hortus; she wrote a chapter in Rosemary Verey’s The Secret Garden, and she is a frequent speaker.
The evening will begin with an open stroll through the Conservatory from 6:00-6:30, followed by Robinson's talk and signing from 6:30-8:00pm.
Co-sponsored by The Garden Conservancy.