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The Gardens of Cornish Colony, Where Classic Gardens Took Root in America


New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, Manhattan

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Attracted by the beauty of the upper Connecticut River Valley, some of the leading artists of the 19th century—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, architect Charles Platt, landscape designer Ellen Shipman and more—created a new style of garden in Cornish, NH, looking to Italy for design inspiration and to New England for honest materials and hardy plants. Garden designer Bill Noble has worked to revive and restore a number of these gardens and applied some of the lessons to his own garden in Norwich, VT. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Three-lecture series: $60/$50 Wave Hill Member or student. Individual tickets: $25/$20 Wave Hill Member or student. Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are recommended, online, beginning November 16. 

The second lecture of the series takes place on February 15, when David Fried will speak about “Fruits You Only Dreamed You Could Grow.” 

Pictured Above: Bill Noble, credit Roger Foley

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