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Jane Austen & Gardens

February 26, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Jane Austen’s love of gardening is apparent in several of her novels. The English love their gardens and, luckily, exported that love to America. We will discuss Austen’s garden, the plants that she grew and those she wrote about, as well as some of her influences. How can we re-create the Austen gardens grown from 1800 to 1820? Where are there gardens here in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic area that will inspire us to grow some of Austen’s favorite plants? And, where can we find the plants, start the seeds and re-create some of the magic in our home gardens?

Carrie Engel, Greenhouse Manager

Carrie began working at Valley View Farms in 1972, and is well known in our area. Carrie appears weekly with meteorologists Tony Pann and Ava Marie on the WBAL TV’s Sunday Gardener. She enjoys writing, speaking about gardening, photography, the Orioles, and spending time with her extended family. Carrie also enjoys traveling, especially road trips, where she looks for what is new in plants and gardening everywhere she goes.

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February 26, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST