The weather forecast betrays the nearness of spring, but in mere weeks Pelham yards and gardens will be bursting with fresh flower buds and green shoots.
At Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum this Thursday, a month-long lecture series called "Women in the Natural World." Their very first guest Margaret Roach arrives just in time for those thinking of spring and their gardens coming alive once again.
Executive director Ellen Bruzelius said, "In her talk 'A Garden for 365 Days,' we’ll meet the plants and the philosophy that makes it happen, all delivered with a healthy dose of her 'horticultural how-to and woo-woo' that will inspire everyone as spring approaches."
Margaret Roach spent 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and the New York Times before walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature. Her 2011 corporate-dropout memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There tells that story.
Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert said, “Margaret Roach writes with intelligence, compassion, and most of all—sanity. Her work is a blessing.”
Margaret now writes the nationally acclaimed blog “A Way to Garden” and her new book, The Backyard Parables, has just been released.
Margaret has worked for more than twenty years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley–Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”
There will be a book-signing and reception after the author's talk. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is located at 895 Shore Rd., Bronx, NY. Registration requested. Cost for each lecture: $10 adults; $7 seniors and students; members free