American Home Landscapes: A Talk by Denise Adams

free

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Based on Denise Adams’ new book by the same name (written with Laura Burchfield and released in May 2013) this lecture provides a historical perspective of the evolution of America's residential landscapes. From Colonial subsistence gardens to Victorian gardens of excess to 1980s backyard barbecues, this lecture provides something for everyone. Learn about the major landscape design trends and most popular plants since our country's establishment to the present.

Denise Wiles Adams is an ornamental-plant and garden historian. She received her Ph.D. in horticulture from The Ohio State University and for a decade owned an heirloom-flower and herb nursery. She is a prolific writer and lecturer on topics related to the history of American ornamental gardens and is the author of Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940, and American Home Landscapes. Denise currently resides in Stony Point, New York, where she enjoys researching and making period-appropriate gardens for her 1914 Arts & Crafts-style home.

Supported by the IMA Horticultural Society

Tea at the Garden Terrace

3 pm Tea and Cookies served at Garden Terrace
Free for IMA and Horticultural Society members / $5 at the door for non-members
No RSVP required.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN