Page Dickey Pens The New Go-To Book On American Gardens
The National Garden Conservancy “Open Days” — a program of private gardens open to the public — are wildly popular in the Rural Intelligence region. After all, there are some magnificent ones in our area, and a number of greatly respected and renowned gardener-slash-garden experts who live among us.
To mark a milestone year in the conservancy’s history, the organization just last week published Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration — 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy. The book is filled with exquisite photos of 50 gardens from coast to coast, and, we proudly note, private Edens in the Rural Intelligence area are well represented. The gardens of Lee Link, Bunny Williams, Margaret Roach and Hollister House are brilliant examples of the gardening creativity that abounds in our region. All of the gardens selected for the book capture the dedication it took to build these spectacular settings.
The coffee table-worthy book is edited by Page Dickey, author of several garden design books and one of the founders of the Open Days program. Dickey, who recently relocated to Falls Village, Conn. (from upstate New York) will be signing the book at Pergola Home in New Preston on Saturday, Oct. 3.
“This book really is the new, definitive book on distinctly American gardens,” says David Whitman, who co-owns Pergola along with his business partner, Peter Stiglin. “There has’t been a book like this in a very long time. It’s going to become the new go-to book for American gardens.”
Come meet the author, buy a book, enjoy some refreshments and — speaking of gardens — take a few moments to enjoy the waterfall garden behind the shop.
Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration — 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy
Booksigning with author Page Dickey
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2-5 p.m.
7 East Shore Road, New Preston, Conn.