The Well-Gardened Mind at The New York Botanical Garden

The Well-Gardened Mind at The New York Botanical Garden

Orchard Vegetable Plot Photo credit: Jiaji Wu

Tue, Mar 7, 2023
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

For the lecture at New York Botanical Garden Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith will be joined by her husband Tom Stuart-Smith. 

Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith are one of the most distinguished and influential couples in the world of gardens and horticulture. Tom’s awarding-winning garden designs have long been acclaimed, and Sue is a prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Her bestselling book, The Well-Gardened Mind was published in 2020 and has since been translated into 17 languages. The book explores the benefits of gardens for people’s mental and physical health.

A major source of inspiration for both Tom and Sue has been their garden, The Barn, which they created together over the last 35 years at their home in Hertfordshire, UK. Their talk will weave together the story of their garden, their family life, and their working lives with a focus on therapeutic and community-based projects and, in particular, a new community garden they are making in an orchard at their home. 

Tuesday, March 7th
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New York Botanical Garden
2950 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

$45 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$55 for General Admission

A wine reception following the talk is included with admission

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The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.

Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant, Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith, Rise S. Johnson, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and John S. Troy, FASLA.

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The Spring 2023 National Speaking Tour is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project