â€˜Gardens Private and Personal,â€™ Â the second program in the Gardens and Art Lecture Series, will be held on Tuesday, August 4, at 5:30 p.m., at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. Author Nancy Dâ€™Oench will present an illustrated program based on the Garden Club of America book she helped create. She will also sign copies of the book.
Gardens Private and Personal celebrates 100 years of the Garden Club of America. Nancy Dâ€™Oench has written an exquisite book about more than 90 gardens from all around the United States, including Maine. Photographs are by Mick Hales, one of the worldâ€™s leading garden photographers; and gardening expert Bonny Martin was the projectâ€™s coordinator.
The book is organized according to parts of the garden â€“ entryways, herbaceous borders, water features, hedges, etc. â€“ with exquisite pictures accompanied by insightful commentaries and extended captions. Quotations from the owners, dedicated gardeners all, offer an additional source of inspiration to any garden lover.Â Nancy Dâ€™Oench of Portland, Connecticut, is a writer, award-winning flower arranger, lecturer, flower-show judge, and longtime member of the Garden Club of America.
The fee forÂ theÂ presentation is $10 for Maine Botanical Society members or $15 for non-members Pre-registration is suggested, either on-line at www.mainegardens.org, or by calling (207) 633-4333.