Bill Noble will discuss Spirit of Place with bookstore co-owner and avid gardener, Penny McConnel.
In this richly illustrated slide talk Bill Noble tells the story of his Norwich garden. He traces its evolution, sources of design inspiration, as well as some of the principles that guided its creation. He draws connections between his garden and gardens that inspired it, such as those of the Cornish Colony, as well as contemporary gardens he worked with while director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy. Bill’s main goal has always been to create a garden with a sense of place where the emotional response comes first. He shows how he uses a wide variety of trees, shrubs and perennials to create planting compositions that deepen the sense of being rooted in place. The talk is followed by a conversation with Penny McConnel along with questions submitted by audience participants.
For 25 years Bill Noble has worked as a garden design and professional in garden preservation. His Norwich, Vermont, garden 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.
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“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?