Page Dickey Next in McDaniel Garden Design Lecture Series
Page Dickey is Guest Speaker for New Canaan Library’s McDaniel Lecture
Author of Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden
Author and garden designer Page Dickey will present a slide presentation and discussion of her latest book, Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, on Sunday, March 6th at 3:30 PM. The lecture is part of the Susan McDaniel Garden Design Lecture Series and will be held in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room. Elm Street Books is co-sponsoring the event and will have books available for purchase and signing.
Ms. Dickey –and the upcoming release of Embroidered Ground – was recently featured in the New York Times Home & Garden section. An accomplished garden designer, Dickey has spent 29 years creating the perfect garden at Duck Hill, the home she shares with her husband, pets and family. Now, with both of them in their seventies, Dickey’s focus on the garden is shifting from adding more plantings to reigning in the gardens and finding ways to cut back, simplify and save some labor.
Visually captivating, Embroidered Ground reflects on the challenges, pleasures and pitfalls of creating the perfect garden and offers her personal views on what contributes to a garden’s success: structure, color, fragrance, the play of shadow and light and multi-seasonal plantings. Dickey explores the concept of an evolving garden, changing over the years as those who create and tend the garden do.
Page Dickey is a distinguished garden designer and lecturer on garden design. She is the author of numerous bestselling books: Duck Hill Journal: A Year in a Country Garden, Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers, Gardens in the Spirit of Place, Cats in Their Gardens and Dogs in Their Gardens. She lectures frequently on the topic of garden design, and has taught classes at the New York BotanicalGarden and the Horticultural Center of New York. Ms. Dickey lives in North Salem with her husband, retired book editor Bosco Schell.
This lecture is presented in memory of Susan McDaniel, a New Canaan resident, landscape architect and lifelong gardener, who passed away in 2000. Her family and friends established a fund in her memory at the New Canaan Library to develop a collection of books and other materials on the subject of landscape architecture and garden design. The collection has grown to include more than 300 titles, all of which are available for loan at the Library. To see a list of the McDaniel titles, please visit the Library’s catalog at catalog.newcanaanlibrary.org, click on “Special Collections,” and scroll down to the link “Susan McDaniel Collection.” The McDaniel Fund also sponsors the annual Susan McDaniel Garden Design Lecture Series.
Details on this event are available at the library and online at www.newcanaanlibrary.org.
All New Canaan Library programs are free and open to the public but registration is required by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 203-594-5040.