Jane Roy Brown, co-author of One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place will give a slide talk on the connections of Welty’s Mississippi backyard garden, designed by her mother Chestina, to Welty’s writing and her life. The garden, a reflection of the prevailing trends of the day, lush with roses, dahlias, and camellias appears in Welty’s writings, and was the ever-present backdrop to her days. It was from her mother that she gained her own horticultural skills. In the last years of her life, the garden, neglected, and lost, underwent restoration, work that was continued after her death. Jane Roy Brown is a landscape historian and an award-winning travel and garden writer. The talk is free, but seating is limited. Please call in advance for reservations: 860-486-5027.
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