Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lecture Series – Bill Noble, Spirit of Place...

Bill Noble

About Lecture Series – Bill Noble, Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden

We’re excited to present Bill Noble as the next speaker in our Long Hill Lecture Series!


How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In Spirit of Place, Bill Noble – a lifelong gardener, and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy, helps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont.

Throughout, Noble reveals that a garden is never created in a vacuum but is rather the outcome of an individual’s personal vision combined with historical and cultural forces. Sumptuously illustrated this thoughtful look at the process of garden-making shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit.

Here are some reviews from Bill’s latest book:


For thirty years Bill Noble has worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation. As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, he was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the United States.

As a garden designer, Bill works with clients to create compelling new gardens or to restore and revitalize existing ones. His hands-on style contributes to the creation of gardens of lasting quality.

In his newly released book, Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden, he describes the pleasures and challenges—both aesthetic and practical—of creating a garden that feels deeply rooted to its place. His garden is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, The New York Times, Washington Post and the Garden Conservancy’s Outstanding American Gardens.

Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Trustee Member: $30
Nonmember: $38

4:00pm – 5.00pm at the event tent inside our new pergola.

For questions about this event contact Jared Bowers / 978.281.8400

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