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Marta McDowell -- Unearthing the Secret Garden -- ONLINE

Join us to hear about Marta McDowell's new book, Unearthing The Secret Garden.

McDowell delves into the professional and gardening life of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of The Secret Garden. Complementing her fascinating account with charming period photographs and illustrations, McDowell paints an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and reminds us why The Secret Garden continues to touch readers after more than a century. This deeply moving and gift-worthy book is a must-read for fans of The Secret Garden and anyone who loves the story behind the story.

New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She consults for public gardens and private clients, writes and lectures on gardening topics, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. Her particular interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel.


A link to register for the online event will be available soon. 

Event date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
Unearthing the Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604699906
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Timber Press (OR) - October 12th, 2021

"Blooming with photos, illustrations, and botanical paintings, McDowell's gorgeous book opens an ivy-covered door to new information about one of the world's most famous authors."--Angelica Shirley Carpenter, editor of In the Garden