Thursday, November 15, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – Park and Public Garden Design: Trends for the 21st Century

The Boston Committee of the Garden Club of America invites members and guests to its Fall Lecture and Luncheon on Thursday, November 15, at The Country Club, 191 Clyde Street in Brookline.  The guest speaker will be Don Rakow, who will speak on Park and Public Garden Design: Trends for the 21st Century.  Don Rakow is the E.N. Wilds Director of the Cornell Plantations, including botanical gardens, a 150 acre arboretum and over 4,300 acres of natural areas of Cornell University.  Don also serves as an associate professor in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  His own research focuses on the history and management of public gardens, and their role in human culture.  Don is the lead author of the textbook Public Garden Management, and is also writing a book on the evolution of European botanical gardens.  $50 lecture and luncheon, $25 lecture only.  If you are a member of a garden club affiliated with The Boston Committee, and have not already responded to your written invitation, send a check made out to The Boston Committee of the GCA and mail it to Karen Gregg, 238 Commonwealth Avenue, #5, Boston, MA 02116 by November 10.  All reservations will be held at the door.  If you are not a member but wish to attend, send your check as set forth above, and please note on your check that you have been referred by The Garden Club of the Back Bay.