February 11, 2021, 7:00 pmDarien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are looking forward to a night of conversation with gardening experts and authors, Page Dickey and Margaret Roach. Page and Margaret will discuss their passion for gardening and share how they found their green thumb.Register for this amazing event!Page Dickey has been gardening passionately since her early twenties, and writing about gardening, as well as designing gardens for others, for the last three decades. She has written eight books, including, Gardens in the Spirit of Place, Breaking Ground , Inside Out, Duck Hill Journal and its sequel, Embroidered Ground . Her new book, Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, describes leaving a beloved garden of thirty-four years, finding a home in the northwest corner of Connecticut, and falling in love with its land.Page lectures around the country about plants and garden design, and has written many articles for magazines over the years, including House and Garden, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Horticulture, Elle Décor, Garden Design, and The New York Times.She serves on the Board of the Garden Conservancy and is one of the two founders of its Open Days Program. She also serves on the Boards of Stonecrop Garden in Cold Spring, NY, Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT, and The Little Guild in Cornwall, CT. She and her husband are both members of the Friends of Horticulture at Wave Hill. Page was recently elected as an Honorary Member of The Garden Club of America.Margaret Roach, after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and close to a decade each at Newsday and The New York Times, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden (dot com). Since April 2020, she has been the garden columnist for The New York Times, where her career began.An all-new version of her first award-winning book, A Way to Garden, was published in spring 2019 by Timber Press, on its 21st anniversary, to rave reviews from The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. She is also author of the 2011 corporate-dropout memoir, And I Shall Have Some Peace There, about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature. Her book The Backyard Parables (2013) blends garden memoir and how-to advice.In 2018, Margaret was awarded the highest honor of the nation’s oldest horticultural society, Mass Hort, for her contributions to horticulture.This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you'd like to add to your gardening collection, please visit their website.Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at email@example.com. This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting after you register.