A Gardener’s Garden: Lynden Miller’s Private Oasis

March 11, 2021, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

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Garden designer and Innisfree trustee Lynden B. Miller is acclaimed for creating beloved public gardens that enrich urban life. A practicing artist, her first garden commission was restoring the Conservatory Garden in Central Park and raising needed funds. Since then, Lynden’s painterly and inviting projects have included Bryant Park, Wagner Park in Battery Park City, the perennial garden at the New York Botanical Garden, Madison Square Park, Fort Tryon Park, the Chelsea Cove entrance in Hudson River Park, campus design at Columbia, Stonybrook, and Princeton, and more. She is currently working on the Frick Collection’s Russell Page garden and is part of a small horticultural team advising Innisfree. Smith College, her alma mater, described Lynden as using “the beauty and enchantment of public gardens to instill new pride in communities and change the personal and public experience of urban life.”

Lynden Miller regularly turns down requests to design private gardens, but since 1979 she has been making an extraordinary garden of her own. This corner plot in Sharon, Connecticut, is the laboratory where she trials plants and design ideas. It is also the sanctum sanctorum for several generations of her large family. Not surprisingly given just the partial project list above, Lynden keeps a busy schedule. This year, for the first time in over four decades, she was able to spend every season in her garden. As a result, she has come to know and appreciate it in entirely new ways. Join us to explore the many beauties and lessons this remarkable garden holds through the fresh eyes of its masterful creator.


This lecture will be given via Zoom. Supporting materials will be emailed to registrants in advance.

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