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Learn How to Appreciate Gardens – Down to a Fine Art!

Gardening, Culture, Imagination, and the Arts

We often think of the scientific and technical aspects of gardening, but what about its connection to the arts? Throughout history, the human imagination has come under the enchanting spell of gardening. In various cultures, many creative individuals have turned to ornamental plantings and natural spaces to find solitude and derive inspiration for their works. Various art forms communicate values and ideas, portray beauty and elegance, and express powerful feelings. Spread over three sessions, visitors will learn how classical music, landscape design, and literature can enhance your appreciation of the wonderful world of gardening and nature. Come out to Goodell Gardens to be inspired! 

Session 1: Classical Music in the Garden – Sunday, May 30; Monday, May 31
Session 2: Garden Design in Different Cultures – Sunday, June 6; Monday, June 7
Session 3: Environmental Literature in the Garden – Sunday, June 13; Monday, June 14

Afternoon Sessions: Sundays from 2:00-3:00 pm
Evening Sessions: Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm

Admission to Special Programs is free for members of Goodell Gardens, or a $5 suggested donation from folks who aren’t yet members. Want to join? Click here.


Session 1: Classical Music in the Garden


Session 2: Garden Design in Different Cultures


Session 3: Environmental Literature in the Garden