When Page Dickey moved away from her celebrated garden at Duck Hill, she left a landscape she had spent 34 years making, nurturing, and loving. She found her next chapter in northwestern Connecticut, on seventeen acres of rolling fields and woodlands surrounding a former Methodist church.
In Uprooted, celebrated garden writer Page Dickey reflects on this transition and on what it means for a gardener to start again. In these pages, follow her journey: searching for a new home, discovering the ins and outs of the landscape surrounding her new garden, establishing the garden, and learning how to be a different kind of gardener. The surprise at the heart of the book? Although Dickey was sad to leave her beloved garden, she found herself thrilled to begin a new garden in a wilder, larger landscape.
Written with humor and elegance, Uprooted is an endearing story about transitions—and the satisfaction and joy that new horizons can bring. Join us for this webinar, the fourth in the Garden Conservancy's Fall 2020 Literary Series of biweekly webinars, as Page discusses her new book and new adventures.
DATE AND TIME
Thursday, November 5, 2020
2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Live on Zoom
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About the author
Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer, and designer. She has written on gardening and garden design over the years for House & Garden, House Beautiful, Horticulture, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times. She is the author of eight books, including Gardens in the Spirit of Place and the award-winning Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers. Her first book, Duck Hill Journal, and its sequel, Embroidered Ground, are about Duck Hill in North Salem, NY, where she lived and gardened for 34 years. Her latest book, Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, is about her move north and subsequent new adventure. She is also the editor of Outstanding American Gardens, published in 2015. Page is on the Board of the Garden Conservancy and cofounded the Open Days program in 1995. Page now lives and gardens with her husband, Bosco Schell, in the company of at least one beloved dog at Church House in Falls Village, CT.
The Fall 2020 Literary Series is made possible in part by generous support from the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Lenhardt Education Fund, and the Celia Hegyi Matching Grant, with additional support from Ritchie Battle, Mrs. Camille Butrus, Melissa and John Ceriale, and Susan and William McKinley.
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