VIRTUAL: Jackie Bennett at the Hudson Library [2/3]

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m. for a virtual author event with Jackie Bennett, who will discuss her book The Writer’s Garden.

*Registration for this event is required. To register, click here

Bennett’s book sheds new light on some of literature’s greatest works, offers rare glimpses into the lives of literary giants from Tolstoy to Agatha Christie, and showcases the gardens in which these writers spent their time. This program is endowed by the Friends of the Hudson Library in honor of Eunice Friedman.  

Gardens hold a special place in many authors' lives. For Beatrix Potter, Hill Top house was made possible by the newfound freedom and wealth that a literary career can bring; for Sir Walter Scott, laying out his garden at Abbotsford was a way of distracting himself from mounting debts. In this book of 18 gardens and 20 writers, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space. 

Jackie Bennett is a former editor of The Garden Design Journal, the English Garden Magazine, and Gardening with the National Trust. She began her career in television, producing gardening and natural history programs before becoming a full-time writer. Her books include The Wildlife Garden Month by Month, The Cottage Garden, and Wild About the Garden. She runs writing workshops for the Society of Garden Designers and for the Cambridge and Oxford Botanic Gardens. 

Event date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 10:00am
Event address: 
96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
The Writer's Garden: How gardens inspired the world's great authors By Jackie Bennett, Richard Hanson (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jackie Bennett, Richard Hanson (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9780711277168
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Frances Lincoln - September 26th, 2023

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