A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – November 22, 2021 – Marta McDowell on a Secret Garden

Author Marta McDowell, a gardener and landscape designer in contemporary New Jersey, has an enduring passion for digging into history, particularly into noted authors and their gardens—what she calls the “connection between the pen and the trowel.” She’s written books from that vantage point on Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter and Laura Ingalls Wilder, and now her latest is on the prolific author Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of the classic “The Secret Garden.” 

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Marta McDowell also lectures extensively, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at New York Botanical Garden. She’s here today to talk about the subject of her latest book, “Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants And Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett.”



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