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The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn, Scoville Memorial Library and Oblong Books & Music

Gardeners’ laments heard each fall like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with Margaret Roach, who has worked to make her Hudson Valley  place a 365-day visual treat. It has been open for Garden Conservancy Open Days for 20-plus years. In this all-new version of her award-winning book, Margaret presents practical advice as well as an exploration of the underlying connections between the yearly cycles of gardening and the stages of life.

Margaret Roach, after 15 years at“Martha Stewart Living”   and a decade each at “Newsday” and “The New York Times”, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog “A Way to Garden” and is author of the 2011 corporate-dropout memoir, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There”, about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature.  Her book “The Backyard Parables” blends garden memoir and how-to advice. Margaret was awarded the highest honor of the nation’s oldest horticultural society, Mass Horticutural Society, in 2018, for her contributions to horticulture.



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