|Lecture and Book Signing||4 to 5:30 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium and Lenhardt Library
|Reception and Tour of Plants in Print: The Age of Botanical Discovery||5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
$100 per person
Andrea Wulf, noted design historian and award-winning author, presents a program celebrating her newest book, The Founding Gardeners. For America’s 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. Through stories and historical accounts, Wulf demonstrates a guiding, but previously overlooked, ideology of the American Revolution.
The Founding Gardeners will be available for purchase and signing. President’s Circle, Garden Heritage Society, and Director’s Circle members are invited to an elegant three-course dinner following the lecture.
Online registrations MUST be made by Friday, May 13, 2011. For more information about this event or to place your registration over the phone, please call the President’s Circle hotline, (847) 835-6925.