Somerville Garden Club

Upcoming Lecture: Landscape Designer Lynden Miller

The Somerville Garden Club is co-sponsoring this lecture coming up in October:

Lynden Miller: Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
One Financial Center overlooking the Boston Greenway
6pm – 8pm catered / reduced on-site parking

Lynden Miller, well known NYC public garden designer, will speak about designing, maintaining, and funding beautiful, four-season plantings for public places. Her garden projects in NYC have become urban oases with economic benefits and the power to transform the way people behave and feel about their city.

Lynden will sign her new book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape, after her presentation.

Join COGdesign and friends!

Host committee to-date: Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; Ted Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College; Beatrice Nessen, founder, the Garden of Peace in Boston; Antonia Pollack, Commissioner, Boston Parks Department; Linda Jean Smith, President, Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.

Seating is limited to 250. Sponsors and hosts include members of many greater Boston municipal and community groups.

For advance tickets at $25, visit and use Paypal; receive a $5 discount towards the advance purchase of Parks, Plants, and People for signing.

About Lynden Miller
Lynden Miller’s life-long work is creating beautiful gardens in challenging locations. She has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show and in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and House Beautiful magazines. Her message about the fundamental necessity of healthy green spaces is critical for today; her new book documents the ‘how to’ of her success. Learn more about Lynden Miller on her web site

Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape
• Parks, Plants, and People is an important book in many ways….it will make us all look at these
spaces with new reverence and appreciation. Thank you Lynden Miller. – Martha Stewart
• …a ‘must-read’ because not only does it give practical advice…but it also clearly demonstrates the
healing power of nature and the economic boon to the welfare of cities. – Bette Midler
• Parks, Plants, and People… highlights the benefits of planned green space for city dwellers, including its importance as an educational resource, an asset for tourism and a cornerstone for greater
neighborhood safety. – Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
• Lynden Miller is irrefutably the contemporary tour de force of American public spaces. – Dan J. Hinkley, plantsman, author, and lecturer

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