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Week One: Brown Bag Lecture


"English Gardens and the People Who Designed Them"
Speaker/Guide: Melinda Wolcott

Award Winning Garden Designer and Garden Tour Host
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

Beginning with the 18th century gardens of Blenheim Palace to gardens of the 21st century, we will examine the styles and personalities who created them. A 'perennial' BTG lecturer, Melinda has spent considerable time in the UK (and even married a Brit!) expanding her knowledge and time in these quintessential British spaces. 

Melinda is a National Garden Club Inc. Flower Show Judge, and an award winning floral designer and instructor of floral design. Having lived in England, Italy, and Singapore, led her to her interest in designing and leading garden tours. She recently left her Connecticut home of 30 years and moved to California where she is designing her new garden with native plantings and plants that attract birds and butterflies.She's also offering Gardening Workshops Weeks 4, 6, and 8 on Wednesdays 4:15pm in Smith Wilkes Hall along with Chris Flanders.

BTG's weekly Tuesday 12:15pm lecture platform features national experts presenting a range of topics concerning the natural world: wildlife, gardening, and the environment. Bring you lunch to Smith Wilkes Hall - lemon water provided. This signature lecture, usually with a slide show followed by Q&A, lasts approximately an hour. Engage with nature!


Earlier Event: June 25
Week One: Lake Walk
Later Event: June 26
Week One: Garden Walk