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You are invited!

Tonight I’m officially launching my new book, Autobiography of a Garden. Date: Friday, July 29Place: Studio Georgeville20 Carré Copp, Georgeville QCTime: 5-7 Tomorrow night is the second book launch of the weekend. So if you can’t come tonight, do join me tomorrow. Date: Saturday, July 30Place: Gillygooly Gallery96 Hatley Centre RoadCanton-de-Hatley, QCTime: 4-6 Everyone is…

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Open Garden Days

The Open Garden Day at Glen Villa Art Garden on June 25 was a huge success. People from the area and from far afield admired the garden, the art and the experience. A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers who worked at the registration desk, introducing the Massawippi Foundation, answering questions and explaining…

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Out with the Old

For many years a large spruce tree stood at the top of the steps to our front door. We decorated it with lights every Christmas, turning the tree into a celebration of the season. On winter days when all was white, its dark green needles added a welcome touch of colour. I don’t have a…

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Levens Hall

What a wonderful thing it is to fulfill a life-time ambition! I’ve wanted to visit Levens Hall since the early 1960s. That summer, a young English girl arrived in Virginia to spend a year living with me and my family and, as a gift, she brought us a book about English gardens. On the cover…

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Good news!

I’m pleased to share good news on two subjects. First, the French language version of the Glen Villa Art Garden website is now up and running! Many people whose first language is French search the website for information about the garden and events that are taking place. While this blog will remain available in English…

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