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Heroes of Horticulture–Americans Who Transformed the Landscape: A Horticultural Lecture by Barbara Paul Robinson


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

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In her latest book, Heroes of Horticulture, Barbara Paul Robinson tells the vibrant stories of 18 contemporary heroes of horticulture―institution-builders, restorers of public parks and public spaces, adventurous plant explorers and garden creators―who have each had a significant, public impact on the American landscape. A hands-in-the-dirt gardener, Robinson and her husband have created their own gardens at Brush Hill in Connecticut. A frequent speaker, she has published a biography of Rosemary Verey, as well as articles in The New York Times, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Hortus.

Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Individual tickets: $30, with a 10% discount for Wave Hill Members. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended, online at wavehill.org, starting November 13. Student tickets available lecture evening only, at the door, space permitting and with a valid student ID.

The second lecture of the series takes place on February 19, when photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo speaks about photographing gardens.

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