Related to the 2024 Community Read: An Exploration of Our Powerful Connections With Gardens
In partnership with Mt. Cuba Center, join author Jenny Rose Carey online for a historic overview of American women in horticulture and landscape design. Using archival images and the words of the female horticulturists of the time, Carey paints a picture of a movement that brought women to the forefront of the burgeoning gardening movement in the early 20th century. Carey will discuss authors, educators, garden designers, the garden club movement, and conservationists.
Jenny Rose Carey
About Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center is a public garden that highlights the beauty and value of native plants to inspire conservation. Once the private estate of Pamela and Lammot du Pont Copeland, the gardens opened for general admission in 2013 and now span more than 1,000 acres. It features captivating blooms along garden pathways in formal and woodland settings, picturesque meadows, ponds with stunning vistas, and more than two miles of scenic trails throughout its natural lands. Mt. Cuba is recognized as a leader in native plant research and open space preservation, having protected more than 15,000 acres in the mid-Atlantic region. Learn more at mtcubacenter.org.