Sunday, June 2, 2:00 pm – Rick Darke: The Wild Garden

The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, along with its park partner The Beatrix Farrand Garden Association and The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard present the 7th Annual Bellefield Design Lecture on Sunday, June 2 at 2 pm at the Henry A . Wallace Visitor Center at the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site and The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park, New York.  There will be a garden reception with book signing, an heirloom plant sale and a garden boutique sponsored by the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association to follow in the Garden at Bellefield.

Rick Darke, renowned author, photographer and landscape consultant will present his recently expanded edition of William Robinson’s influential book, The Wild Garden. first published in 1870. Robinson’s approach inspired Beatrix Farrand throughout her career, and now Darke reintroduces this groundbreaking text on the creation of sustainable landscapes to a new generation of gardeners.

Tickets are $35/$30 for Beatrix Farrand Garden Association members. Visit to purchase tickets.