The Kenrick Nurseries And America's Romance With The English Garden
Saturday, April 18, 4:00 PM
THE KENRICK NURSERIES AND AMERICA’S ROMANCE WITH THE ENGLISH GARDEN
At the beginning of the modern garden industry in the 1890s, mass advertising, faster printing, national magazines, and free rural mail delivery made it possible to publish seed and nursery catalogs and send them across the country. The catalogs encouraged the romantic English garden style in essays, illustrations, and ads. Come listen as Tom Mickey, author of America’s Romance with the English Garden, describes the principal elements of that English garden, why it grabbed the imagination of Americans from California to Maine, and the role that nurseries like the Kenrick’s (one of the largest in New England) played in supplying the craze. FREE!
The Durant-Kenrick House has one parking space for people with disabilities adjacent to the main entrance. The main entrance is accessible by a wooden ramp from the parking area to the door. The second floor is accessible by an elevator.