Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – The Hermit in the Garden

Author and historian Gordon Campbell tells the engagingly eccentric tale of the eighteenth century craze for ornamental hermits – the must-have accessory for the grand gardens of Georgian England and beyond. Campbell traces the garden hermit’s history from Imperial Rome, to unwashed hired “hermits” in specially built hermitages, to the modern garden gnome. This quirky story is sure to be interesting.  Gordon will appear at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 – 7:30, and there is no additional charge beyond the garden admission fee for the event.  You may register on line at