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Yellow and pink flowers alongside red foliage.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Tuesday, April 25
7 pm
Registration is required.
Dr. Toby Musgrave, 
Garden Historian, Designer, Author
Members: $20 • Non-members: $25

The perception of beauty is subjective and what one person may think beautiful, another may not. This is as true for garden art as for any other art form and in this lecture, plants and gardens historian Toby Musgrave will present and explore a selection of garden styles from across the world and down the centuries that have drawn differing opinions as to their beauty … or not, and delve into the whys and wherefores of the differences in opinion.

Dr. Musgrave is a foremost authority on the subjects of garden and plant history and design, about which he has authored or co-authored 18 books. Most recently Wild EdensThe Garden: Elements and Styles and The Multifarious Mr. Banks. He is part-time Faculty Lecturer at the Danish Institute of Studies Abroad in his adopted country, Denmark. Between semesters he works as a gardens tour leader for Botanica and as a submersible pilot for Seabourn Expeditions. For more information about Toby and his work please visit his website

This virtual lecture is part of our Tuesday Night Nature series, occurring on five consecutive evenings this spring. Sign up for each lecture separately or join for the five-part series at a discounted price. Each program will be recorded and available to registrants only for up to three months.