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Victorian Society event recap

What an interesting event! And not just for a fact that I was the youngest person there, though that is a definite top 5 qualification. Jennifer Bakshi, Master Gardener and NY Botanical Garden certified landscape designer, gave a very interesting hour and a half lecture that encapsulated the political, social, and economic events leading to the development of the Victorian gardening. She also touched on the individuals that gave the biggest contribution to the field of garden design at the time.

The evening was wrapped up with the specific images of Victorian gardens, as well as an extensive list of plants popular at that time, many of which are native to North America. Ms. Bakshi also presented a reading list, several books on the subject of Victorian gardens, all of which she finds invaluable.

In the end, we all enjoyed a scrumptious feast that was prepared by the members of the Victorian Society. I have to tell you, some of them are excellent bakers.

Another note - the Women's Club space on Union Street is fantastic. I am certainly considering it for some future events.


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