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Bill Noble | Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden - July 2

bill nobleWe are excited to celebrate the publication of Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden with Bill Noble in his gorgeous gardens in Norwich!

Advance tickets are required. One ticket includes a pre-signed copy of Spirit of Place and access to the grounds for one or two people. Bill will be on hand to greet and orient visitors. 

You have a choice of event dates and time slots - click on the blue link:

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 4 pm - 5:30 pm - SOLD OUT!
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT!

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - SOLD OUT!
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT!

We may schedule an additional date. If you would like to recieve notification, please email

Penny has written about the book:

“With close to 300 enticingly beautiful photographs, all taken by Bill in his Norwich garden, the book addresses both the pleasures as well as the challenges of creating and sustaining a garden in New England. It offers ideas and suggestions to anyone who already has a garden as well as to those beginning to think of how to start their own. The photos are reason enough to buy or give this book, but the text is so personally written that the reader feels as if she is on a personal garden walk with the very experienced author.

“As a bookseller, I received an early copy of Spirit of Place and it has become my bedtime reading during these difficult times. I read about plants and get ideas for my garden and go to sleep thinking of hope and beauty. Makes for great dreams.”

For 25 years Bill Noble has worked as a garden design and professional in garden preservation. As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, he was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the United States. The insights gained from the gardens and gardeners he has worked with are reflected in his own garden in Norwich, Vermont, which is included in the Smithsonian Institution's Archive of American Gardens and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, the New York Times, and Outstanding American Gardens.

Books will be pre-signed for you to pick up at the event.
Additional books will also be available for purchase. (Check or credit card only.) If you wish to have a book personalized, we are happy to make arrangements with Bill for a later pick up at the bookstore.
In order to accommodate visitors safely, he will not be signing books at the event.
If you already pre-ordered a book and would like to convert that to a ticket, please put a note in the comments field when you purchase a ticket and we will cancel the original order. 

The Fine Print
Tickets are non-refundable unless we need to cancel or postpone the gathering.
A cancellation due to weather conditions will be made by 10 am the day of the event and posted on our website. We will also reach out to ticket holders by email.
If you need to cancel, please let us know when you would like to pick up your book at the store.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Bill Noble's Garden
Bragg Hill Road
Norwich, VT
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Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604698503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Timber Press - June 23rd, 2020

“Delve into this beautiful book. You’ll come away sharing his passion for the beauty that gardens bring into our lives.” —Sigourney Weaver, environmentalist, actor, trustee of New York Botanical Garden

How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment?