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Norah Lindsay: The Life and Art of a Garden Designer

Our April 28th Meeting is guest day so be sure to invite an interested friend for our excellent program.  Allyson Hayward will be speaking about Norah Lindsay (1873-1948) 

Lecture BIO Allyson Hayward

 Allyson Hayward is an internationally acclaimed garden historian, who writes and lectures extensively on topics related to gardens and their history. She is a graduate of the Landscape Institute of Harvard University, and for several years served as Chairman of the New England Garden History Society. In 2003, she was awarded a Gold Medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for her work in promoting New England’s garden history.

Allyson’s interest in Norah Lindsay started while she was still a student at the Landscape Institute. This interest turned into a passion as she retraced the footsteps of Norah Lindsay through the gardens and estates of England. Her research represents more than ten years of travel and delving into private and public archives in both the UK and the US.

Her recent book, Norah Lindsay: The Life and Art of a Garden Designer, has been widely and positively reviewed, including in the London Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, British Vogue, the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Town & Country, and many more. Since the book’s release, Allyson has lectured throughout England and Wales, and extensively from California to the East Coast. 

Noted garden historian and garden writer, Lady Mary Keen wrote in the British magazine, The Spectator: “It has taken an American to recognize Norah Lindsay’s worth and Allyson Hayward has done her proud”.

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