In the 1930s, English writer Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, purchased Sissinghurst Castle and its grounds, which they turned into a series of lavish, dream-like gardens. Considered one of the foremost public gardens in the world, Sissinghurst has been run by the Public Trust since 1967. Tim Richardson’s Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden (2020) is both a horticultural tour and an exploration of the garden’s more romantic and ephemeral qualities. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden Book Club presents a free online discussion of Richardson’s book at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. To register, email john.watsonjones @gmail.com.
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