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Hanover Garden Club - The Cornish Colony and the Restoration of the Gardens at St. Gaudens

Learn more about gardening and the landscape of the Upper Valley at this monthly series, featuring a new topic each month.

Join us for this monthly series that explores the many facets of gardening. Every month features a new topic that will delve into the fascinating aspects of the plant life around us.

Speaker: Bill Noble, Garden Designer and Preservationist

Cornish Colony artists such as Augustus Saint Gaudens, Charles Platt, and Ellen Shipman shaped an influential new garden style out of ideas borrowed from Italy but made with native New England plants and materials. What looks comfortably old-fashioned today was at the leading edge of garden-making in its day. The site is recognized as one of the most beautiful cultural properties in the National Park Service. As gardener, Bill Noble has refurbished hundred-year-old hedges, instituted organic lawn care practices, and returned the artist’s intent to the exuberant flower gardens. Bill remains active as a Trustee of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial.