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Hidcote Manor and Gardens of the Cotswolds

  • Richmond Free Library 201 Bridge St. Richmond, VT 05477 (map)

A Taylor Lecture sponsored by the Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club

Join us for a slide show and talk about Hidcote Manor, a masterpiece of Arts and Crafts gardening in rural Gloucestershire in the British Cotswolds - an area protected by Parliment as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Characterized by hedged rooms, stunning vistas, and lavish plantings, Hidcote was developed by Major Lawrence Johnston, an American of legendary vision, plantsmanship, and generosity. An avid plant-hunter, Johnston searched the world for unusual and exotic plants to fill his garden. By the time he gave it to the National Trust in 1948 it had become one of England’s most important gardens and remains so today. Come hear the story of this fascinating estate and see other notable gardens around the region from my 2018 road trip.

Fee $5 GMC members; $8 non-members, kids under 12 free. Buy tickets at the door. Proceeds support the Burlington section and the Green Mountain Club’s education programs.

Later Event: March 20
Garden 101: Perennials