Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mark Your Garden Calendars: Wave Hill's Annual Lecture Series features Sarah Raven 2/21; Timothy Young 3/21

Sarah Raven, Photo Credit: Jonathan Buckley

The 2018 Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to the subject of garden design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world, offering the opportunity to enjoy three evenings -- two remain on the schedule - with speakers distinguished in their fields.

I always enjoy these artful garden lectures - the speakers are world-class and the content of the talks are all about the world of gardens - but not strictly in a horticultural perspective.

Plus, the venue is a good one - relaxed, sophisticated, and easy to get to.
Held at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan, the annual series is hosted by Wave Hill's Senior Director of Horticulture and the Friends of Horticulture Committee.

Sarah Raven: The Cutting Garden is the second in this year’s series.

An inspirational and passionate teacher and award-winning author, Sarah Raven has been running cooking, flower arranging, growing and gardening courses at Perch Hill—her farm in East Sussex—and across England, since 1999.

Her talk is all about how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden—from March to November—with her best sowing and growing techniques. Raven has written for The Saturday Telegraph, Country Living, Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden and more.

The final lecture of the series takes place on March 21, when Timothy Young focuses on the archival legacies of several 20th-century writers and artists who built gardens.

Timothy Young: Paper Trails−Writers and Gardens in the Archives
The stories of great gardens are told in their physical presence—and on paper. Archives show the planning and execution of gardens through journals and sketches. They also reveal the philosophy of the gardener.

This lecture focuses on the archival legacies of several 20th-century writers and artists who built gardens, including Vita Sackville-West, Robert Dash and Rupert Barneby and Dwight Ripley. Timothy Young holds the title of Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at Beinecke Library at Yale University.

New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street · New York, NY 10021

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, and Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6–7:30PM

Single Lecture: $25/$20 Wave Hill Member or student

Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended, online.

Enjoy the garden glamour in this special series.
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

HOURS: Open all year, Tuesday–Sunday and many major holidays: 9AM–4:30PM; Mar 15–Oct 31, closes 5:30 PM

ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS: $8 adults, $4 students and senior 65+, $2 children 6-18. Free Tuesdays and Saturdays until noon. Free to members, children under 6.

DIRECTIONS: Getting to Wave Hill is easy - and kind of fun - because you pass my favorite train station stop: Spuyten Duyvil -- (I just love saying that name - maybe because it harkens back to my Dutch ancestors…) and also because Wave Hill actually picks you up in a van - so you feel like a star!

Located only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transports you to and from their front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, the W. 242 Street stop on the #1 subway line, and to and from our free offsite parking lot. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Complete directions and shuttle van schedule at wavehill.org.

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