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Marta McDowell
All the President's Gardens | Marta McDowell

Spring Membership & Business Meeting, Lecture, and Luncheon

Monday, April 9, 2018

Brae Burn Country Club

326 Fuller Street

West Newton, Massachusetts 02465


Marta McDowell

Marta teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden

Consultant for private clients and public gardens

Author: All the President’s Gardens

Winner of a 2017 American Horticultural Society Book Award

(Limited number of books will be available for sale at the venue)


All the President’s Gardens

Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses,
How the White House Grounds Have
Grown with America

The fascinating story of America's first garden!
The eighteen acres that surround the White House have been an unwitting witness to history--a backdrop for soldiers, suffragettes, protesters, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there; bills and treaties have been signed; and presidents have landed and retreated. The front and back yard for the first family, it is by extension the nation's first garden.

Books will be available for sale and signed by the author for a cost of $25. (Cash, Credit Cards and Checks accepted.)


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