Thursday, April 14, 10:30 am – Boston Committee Spring Meeting & Luncheon: The Artful Garden

The Boston Committee of The Garden Club of America invites members of its constituent fourteen clubs to its Spring Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, April 14, beginning with registration at 10:30 am at The Country Club, 191 Clyde Street in Brookline.  The featured speaker will be Sheila Brady, a partner at the renowned landscape architecture firm Oehme, van Sweden and Associates, pioneers of the New American style.  Ms. Brady will talk about the new book The Artful Garden: Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design by James van Sweden and Tom Christopher.  Whether it’s a ten-foot-square city terrace or a ten-acre expanse, the same principles of design apply.  Ms. Brady will discuss the connection between the path in a garden and the horizon of an iconic painting, the syncopation of jazz and the free form of nature, the intrigue of a good novel, and the mystery of a thoughtfully sculpted landscape.  Copies of the book will be available at the meeting by pre-order, at a cost of $35, with proceeds benefiting The Blossom Fund.  The cost of the lecture and luncheon is $50, lecture only $25.  Please make your check payable to The Boston Committee of the GCA and mail to Diane Cullen, 52 Willow Street, Dover, MA 02030 before April 8, 2011, and note on the memo portion of your check your Garden Club affiliation.  All reservations will be held at the door.  Garden Club of the Back Bay members will receive written invitations and a car pool notice in the mail.