The Garden Club of the Back Bay and The Friends of the Public Garden join local author Meg Muckenhoupt as she travels through the verdant world of her book, Bostonâ€™s Gardens & Green Spaces. This exciting lecture examines the role of public spaces throughout Bostonâ€™s historic and contemporary landscape. Rediscover Bostonâ€™s most revered historic parks and explore the cityâ€™s ever-expanding network of public spaces. How has the philosophy behind public spaces shifted over the years? How significant is the native flora and green space to the cityâ€™s overall health? This is a fascinating journey through green Boston, past to presentâ€”and all nature lovers, gardening enthusiasts, and history buffs should be sure to come along for the ride. Meg Muckenhoupt is a freelance environmental and travel writer. Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, the Time Out Boston guide, and many other publications. She holds a certificate in Field Botany from the New England Wild Flower Society. This special June meeting will take place Thursday, June 16 beginning at 11 am at Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury Street (between Hereford Street and Massachusetts Avenue.)Â Garden Club of the Back Bay members will receive written notice of this meeting – rsvp’s required due to limited space.