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Digging Deeper: The Designer’s Eye—A Lecture and Garden Tour with Lynden Miller

Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY
Saturday at 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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This even is part of the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program:

“Drawing on my experiences designing over forty public spaces in New York City, the challenges of thirty-seven years in my own garden, and a lifetime of painting, I will talk about what I see when I look at a site – what’s there and what could be – and how I visualize what plants are needed to achieve my goals for garden visitors. Garden design is an art form and I approach it with the many tools of a painter/plantsman combined with the challenges of time and weather. In my public work, I hope to give city dwellers pleasure with wonderful practical plants throughout all four seasons that can really be maintained for the future.” In this remarkable morning, Lynden Miller will give a lushly illustrated talk on these ideas, which translate easily to private gardens. Giving life to her process, she will then help guests 'see' through her designer’s eye during a tour of nearby Innisfree Garden, which she considers a “deeply moving landscape and a truly important public garden.”

In 1982, Lynden Miller rescued and restored The Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Based on her belief that good public open spaces can change city life, she has since designed myriad other gardens and parks, including Bryant Park, The New York Botanical Garden, and Wagner Park in Battery Park City. Lynden wrote Parks, Plants and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, which won the American Horticultural Society 2010 National Book Award.

Followed by tour at Innisfree Garden
362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY

Fee: $30 members of the Garden Conservancy; $35 nonmembers