Author Marta McDowell on Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, at 7:30 PM in Perrot’s Children’s Wing
Marta McDowell, author and past New York Botanical Garden Instructor of the Year, will discuss the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardens and plants, and show how this passion was reflected in her work. McDowell’s book, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales, is a biography, a season-by-season tour of Potter’s gardens, as well as a traveler’s guide. Rich with photographs and Potter’s own charming watercolors, the book brings to light a delightfully different side of the celebrated author.