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Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill―A Conversation Moderated by Stephen Orr

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Join us for a lively conversation about the new book Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, to be released by Timber Press in late September. Nature into Art explores different areas of the gardens, with helpful information about the plants, techniques and design choices that define this remarkable garden. Joining moderator Stephen Orr, Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes and Gardens, will be Wave Hill’s Founding Director of Horticulture Marco Polo Stufano, current Senior Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer and the book’s author and photographer, Tom Christopher and Ngoc Minh Ngo, respectively.

Hear from the creative forces behind this world-renowned garden and the extraordinary story of how, in Tom Christopher’s words, Wave Hill “remade American gardening—as it continues to do today.” A reception follows the event, at which copies of the book will be available for purchase ($40).

Book Talk and Reception - $30. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Reservations at wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

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Moderator and Panelists:

Current Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes and Gardens and previously the garden editor for Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden and Domino magazines, Stephen Orr is the author of Tomorrow’s Garden, and has written extensively for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal

An eminent horticulturist trained by the legendary T. H. Everett, Marco Polo Stufano devoted 34 years to Wave Hill, rethinking and remaking the landscape; he retired in 2001. Stufano has been awarded the Swarthmore College Scott Arboretum’s prestigious Arthur H. Scott Medal and Award, the Garden Club of America’s Distinguished Service Award, Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Thomas Roland Medal, and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award for his contributions to public horticulture. In 2016, he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) of Great Britain’s Veitch Memorial Medal for his “outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.”

After a first stint at Wave Hill as Greenhouse Manager of the Tropical House and Curator for the Flower Garden, Louis Bauer spent a decade as the Senior Director of Horticulture at Greenwood Gardens before returning to Wave Hill six years ago; he is a frequent guest on horticultural podcasts and other media.

Tom Christopher has co-authored more than a dozen books, including Essential Perennials, The Proven Winners Garden Book and Garden Revolution.

Ngoc Minh Ngo’s photographs have appeared in T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Cabana and House & Garden UK, and is the author of three books, most recently Eden Revisited: A Garden in Northern Morocco.


Photo credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo.