The Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation
The Annual Taimi Anderson Lecture at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Andrea Wulf's The Founding Gardeners (Knopf, 2011) offers a fascinating look at the revolutionary generation from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation.
Ms. Wulf will be available to sign copies of her books after her lecture.
Andrea Wulf is the award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession (2009) and co-author of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History (2005). Her books look at the relationship between gardens and political, social and cultural issues, focusing on human stories, adventures, and obsessions.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2010, 7-9 pm
Where: Doris Duke Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Tickets: $20; Friends $15
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Sponsored by Friends of the Duke University Libraries and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The Taimi Anderson Lecture was created to honor the contribution of Taimi Anderson in beginning the education program at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
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