Marta McDowell: Unearthing the Secret Garden

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

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Welcome book lovers and gardeners alike! Join us for a lovely evening with author Marta McDowell, author of Unearthing The Secret Garden.

New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children's classic The Secret Garden.

In Unearthing The Secret Garden, McDowell delves into the professional and gardening life of Frances Hodgson Burnett. Complementing her fascinating account with charming period photographs and illustrations, McDowell paints an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and reminds us why The Secret Garden continues to touch readers after more than a century. This deeply moving and gift-worthy book is a must-read for fans of The Secret Garden and anyone who loves the story behind the story.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She consults for public gardens and private clients, writes and lectures on gardening topics, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. Her particular interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel.

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Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781604699906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - October 12th, 2021

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604693638
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - November 5th, 2013

Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604698220
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: Timber Press - October 1st, 2019

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781604697278
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: Timber Press - September 20th, 2017