Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.- Creating An Authentic Garden

A successful garden or landscape captures and reflects a certain “spirit of place.” Join Claire Sawyer, director of the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, as she explores what makes a garden “authentic.” In her book, The Authentic Garden, Sawyers identifies core principles that help make a garden true to a specific time, place, and culture.  In this illustrated talk she will show how sensitivity to these principles can lead to unique American gardens – gardens that are deeply rooted in their surroundings, reflecting both the owner’s personality and the regional sense of place.  Book signing after lecture.  $10 admission ($5 for members of the Polly Hill Arboretum).  The talk will take place at the Polly Hill Arboretum, State Road, West Tisbury, Massachusetts, and is sponsored by Jardin Mahoney.  For directions and more information, contact Karin Stanley at 508-693-9426, or email her at