The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements

Time Period
1925 to Today
Media Type
Geography & Environment
Rose Love Bartlett

On June 18, 2015, Rose Love Bartlett will delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements."

Every beautiful garden, large or small, is a composition of carefully chosen details. Although the choices can be daunting, The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements offers a guide that is both visual and practical, highlighting classic as well as innovative details to delight the eye while serving the form and function of any garden. In this lecture, Rose Bartlett will take us on a pictorial journey through highlights of her new book. She will discuss the origins and roots of garden design features while providing practical suggestions for the use and maintenance of these elements in the contemporary garden.

Rose Love Bartlett worked in partnership with her husband, Michael V. Bartlett, for more than twenty-eight years, complementing the bones of his garden designs with flower, herb, and edible plantings. She was a member of the board of directors of the Friends of the U.S. National Arboretum for eight years. Rose now owns a garden shop in Asheville, North Carolina, that specializes in unusual plants as well as garden and nature-related antiques. She and her husband co-wrote The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements: A Practical Compendium of Inspired Designs.

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