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Cornwall Library - BOOKS & BLOOMS

Parties & Openings

June 16 - Becket
Jacob's Pillow Opening Gala

June 14 - Lenox
Lenox Library Gala

June 9 - Hillsdale
Roe-Jan Party In The Park

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Books & Blooms: A Garden Tour That Plants Inspiration

Lisa Green reports from Cornwall. Books & Blooms, the annual event to raise funds for the Cornwall, Conn. library, began this year with a motivating talk to gardeners and (ahem) non-gardeners alike. On Friday, June 8, the guest speaker, Lynden B. Miller, a leading light in public garden design, spoke about how her training as a painter has influenced her work. Accompanied by a slide show, she gave a preview of her garden in Sharon, which was on this year’s garden tour, and shared “before” and “after” photos of many of the public gardens she has designed in the five boroughs of New York City since 1982. Her main message: good open space can change city life, and her charge to the standing-room-only crowd was simple but profound: “Let’s all do everything we can to make the world more beautiful,” she said. A reception followed the talk. [Lynden B. Miller with one of her greatest fans, Roxana Laughlin.]

Gerry Kenniston and Mary Daley; Andrea Geisser and Tom Barrett.

Juliet Hubbard and John Hubbard, whose garden is on the tour this year.

Bianca Griggs, who owns The Wish House in West Cornwall, and Richard Griggs, “The Thingmaker;” Juliet Hubbard, Marnell Stove, president of the library board, and Becky Hurlburt.

Sandy Fiebelkorn, Arleen Barrett and Patty Collins; Carla Herman Landy and Karen Tansy.

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Posted by Lisa Green on 06/09/18 at 12:06 PM • Permalink