Presented in Association with the Greenwich Botanical Center
Caryn will present an overview of the 44 properties showcased in her newly published book Connecticut Gardens: A Celebration of the State’s Historic, Public and Private Gardens, sharing their fascinating histories, designs, and human stories accompanied by a slide show of beautiful images from her book. Her talk will include an overview of Connecticut’s 15 historic gardens – why these gardens were established, how they were used and how they evolved from utilitarian use to aesthetic; an introduction to CT’s public gardens – their establishment and benefit, along with notable designers of the day; and an introduction to some of CT’s finest private gardens – their owners, and the stories behind their inception and design. Connecticut Gardens is also in part a travel guide that will introduce attendees to new gardens to explore.
Pre-order her book for signing after the event from the Greenwich Historical Society Museum Store.
Caryn B. Davis has photographed beautiful homes, landscapes, and public spaces for the design community for more than 20 years. She is a creative collaborator, journalist, art lover, beauty seeker, book author, and a faithful student and traveler of the world.