Virtual Events


Join the Garden Conservancy for a webinar series celebrating some of the most distinguished garden writers of the year. Webinars in this seven-part, biweekly series feature presentations by authors of books filled with horticultural and design inspiration, stories of garden creation, and portraits of the people who are changing the way we think about the world of plants. As part of the registration for each webinar, one copy of the book is available at a discount from its retail price!

Click on the links in the list below to access more details for each session. 

September 24
Bill Noble, Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden

October 8
Jennifer Jewell, The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

October 22
Ben Lenhardt, Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago

November 5
Page Dickey, Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

November 19
Larry Lederman, Garden Portraits: Experiences of Natural Beauty

December 3
Dan Hinkley, Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens

December 17
Renny Reynolds, Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm

Webinars will be presented via Zoom. Links will be sent to registered attendees on the morning of each webinar. If you cannot join us for the live webinar, we still encourage you to register! A link to a recording of the webinar will be emailed to registrants in the days following the session.

The October 22 event takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time.
All other events take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Please register separately for each webinar listed above. You can add several items to your shopping cart.

You may register for the webinar only, or for the webinar plus a book. Pricing details are listed on each webinar's descriptive page.

Registration will remain open until 24 hours prior to the event.

The Garden Conservancy has negotiated with the publishers to offer webinar attendees a discount on one copy of the book being featured.  

Please refer to individual webinar event pages for details on book order fulfillment.

Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund,
Lenhardt Education Fund, and
Celia Hegyi Matching Grant,
with additional support from Ritchie Battle, Mrs. Camille Butrus, Melissa and John Ceriale, and Susan and William McKinley.

Special thanks to Ben Lenhardt for donating all royalties from his book to the Garden Conservancy.


Garden Conservancy virtual programs aim to offer our members opportunities for online engagement, while addressing some of the seismic changes—ecological, economic, social, and cultural—that the world is experiencing today and exploring how they interact with the world of gardens. "Gardens for a Changing World," presented in partnership with Lord Cultural Resources and held in July and August 2020, was our first webinar series. We are continuing to offer more online learning experieces, showcasing more voices from the garden world, including the Fall 2020 biweekly online conversations with garden writers listed above. 

Garden Conservancy members enjoy a discount on our events! Join or renew your membership.

Gardens for a Changing World

Access recordings of our summer 2020 webinar series

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