Virtual Talk 10-19-23: Garden: Exploring the Horticultural World

Virtual Talk 10-19-23: Garden: Exploring the Horticultural World

Thu, Oct 19, 2023
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Garden takes readers on a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and image-makers have found inspiration in gardens and horticulture throughout history. With more than 300 entries, this comprehensive and stunning visual survey showcases the diversity of the garden from all over the world—from the Garden of Eden and the grandeur of the English landscape garden to Japanese Zen gardens and the humble vegetable plot. Spanning a wide range of styles and media—from art, illustrations, and sculptures to photography, film stills, and textiles—Garden follows a visually arresting sequence, with works, regardless of period, thoughtfully paired to allow interesting and revealing juxtapositions between them.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom

$5 for Members of The Garden Conservancy
$10 for General Admission
$60 for the webinar PLUS a copy of Garden
Registration for this event has ended.

A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants a few days after the event. We encourage you to register, even if you cannot attend the live webinar. 

Members of the Frank & Anne Cabot Society for planned giving have complimentary access to Garden Conservancy webinars. All Cabot Society members will automatically be sent the link to participate on the morning of the webinar. For more information about the Cabot Society, please contact Bridget Connors at or 845.424.6500, ext. 228.

About the Speakers:

Matthew Biggs, a graduate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a well-known British gardener, broadcaster, and author of fifteen gardening and plant-related books. He is a panel member on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and author of the children’s book A Home for Every Plant, also published by Phaidon.

Abra Lee is a storyteller and author of the forthcoming book Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farm­ers, and Growers. She has spent a whole lotta time in the dirt as a municipal arborist and airport landscape manager. Her work has been featured in publica­tions that include the New York Times, Fine Gardening, and Veranda magazine. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University College of Agriculture and an alumna of the Long­wood Gardens Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture profession­als. In January 2023 she joined Oakland Cemetery, a revered garden cemetery and vibrant park located downtown Atlanta, as Director of Horticulture.

Kristine Paulus is a writer, photogra­pher, gardener, and librarian based in the Bronx. When she isn’t writing, photograph­ing, growing, or reading about plants and gardens, she can frequently be found at The New York Botanical Garden, where she is the collection development librarian. Biking, birding, and botanizing are some of her favorite pastimes—she sometimes engages in all of them at the same time.

The Fall 2023 Literary Series is presented in partnership with Phaidon and Monacelli.