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A Place for Escape

Linn County Master Gardeners
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During the 1700s, formal gardens were all the rage with wealthy Britons and Americans, but by the early 19th century, they had fallen out of favor. Still, it would be another 60 years before country gardens, as most Americans Know them, found a place in middle and upper-class residential landscapes. What caused these transformations? How did those highly-structured gardens become places of controlled chaos hidden behind high walls, where emotion, not logic dictated the landscape? Join historian Kathy Wilson to learn the answers to these questions and others, and discover the roots of the quintessential English country garden.

Speaker: Kathy Wilson, BA, MA

Part of the Linn County Master Gardener's Creative Gardening Series.