Digging Deeper: Designing and Dissecting a Collector's Garden

Digging Deeper: Designing and Dissecting a Collector's Garden

Sat, Jul 20, 2019
2:00 PM

This event has been cancelled due to the National Weather Service's Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday afternoon. Peter Wooster's garden will still be open on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Collectors are a special breed and their proclivity infiltrates every aspect of their lives. Peter Wooster is every inch a collector, and his love for "one of everything" became his signature style, combining rare plants with collected objects uniquely displayed. As a designer, he also found a way to make it work beautifully and uniquely—using the bed layout, perspective, vantage points, spontaneous moments, unique pairings, and color echoes.

Tovah Martin, author of The Garden in Every Sense and Season (and myriad other books and articles) and longtime friend of Peter Wooster will serve as your tour guide in the garden to translate the brilliance. Rob Girard, Peter’s gardener, will also be on hand to offer further insight while commenting on his input into the progression of the garden. And of course, the inimitable Peter will be available to show off the collages he creates as his means of expression. Collages will be for sale.

Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Location
Garden of Peter Wooster
150 Apple Lane
Roxbury, CT

Date and time
Saturday, July 20, 2019
2 p.m.

Registration
$30 for Members of the Garden Conservancy
$40 for Nonmembers

Peter Wooster's garden will be open to general Open Days visitors on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your registration includes Open Days admission to this garden destination—a $10 value.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.

  • Garden of Peter Wooster
    Garden of Peter Wooster

    This is an imaginative confection of rarities collected by one of Litchfield County’s most idiosyncratic gardeners...

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