Designer Russel Wright (1904 to 1976) revolutionized the American home through his contribution of inexpensive, mass produced dinnerware, furniture, appliances, and textiles.
His home, studio, and woodland garden - collectively called Manitoga - are located in Garrison, NY. Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
Here we speak with Allison Cross, the Executive Director of Manitoga.
The Berkshire Botanical Garden will present guest lecturer Louis Benech for their 2014 Winter Lecture, “Freedom And Responsibility In My Approach To Garden Design,” taking place on February 8th at Monument Mountain High School in Great Barrington, MA.
Louis Benech came to gardening through his love of plants. In 1985, he began his career as a garden designer and landscape architect. Since then, he has designed and carried out some 300 projects, from Korea to Panama, from New Zealand to the United States. While most of his work has been for private individuals, he has also received commissions from large multinational companies such as Hermès, Axa and Novartis. He has also worked on many established historic gardens, such as those at the Elysée Palace, the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, the gardens of the Archives Nationales in Paris, and the Achilleion in Corfu. He is currently working on the creation of a new garden in the Water Theatre Grove of the Palace of Versailles.
Former Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, Margaret Roach, has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper-and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.
The 78th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival --one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country-- takes place at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA on October 6th and 7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Berkshire Harvest Festival features crafts, food, live music, a silent auction, kids’ activities – and more!
We are joined by Executive Director of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, Molly Boxer and Chairman of their Trustees, Matt Larkin.