PORTSMOUTH – On Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m, in the Wentworth-Gardner House Warehouse, John Forti will give a talk exploring garden history and practical new ways that give gardeners the tools to select and source period plants, choose appropriate planting patterns, structures and furnishings that can help bring elements of the past to life in our 21st Century gardens. No matter where you live, or what your level of experience, this talk will help you create an enduring sense of time and place in your own backyard.
Forti is a nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist and garden writer. He is the executive director of Bedrock Gardens in Lee. Before taking on this new position, he was the director of horticulture for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the oldest horticultural society in the nation. He previously served as the curator and director of historic landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum and as the director of horticulture at Plimoth Plantation Museum where the gardens and seed program he created brought international attention to the preservation of Pilgrim and Wampanoag heirloom crops.
Registration is requested as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call (603) 436-4406 or email Jennifer King at email@example.com. Include your name, contact information and total number of attendees. Donations are welcome to benefit the Wenthworth-Gardener Historic House Association.