Lectures & Events

To schedule a lecture or book-signing for your organization, contact us at lectures@judithtankard.com.

Upcoming Events

2017

June 11: "Meet the Expert" Shapiro/Bloomberg Garden, Milton, Massachusetts, The Garden Conservancy Open Day in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

July 8: Martha's Vineyard Open Day (5 gardens), Dukes County, The Garden Conservancy.

 


2016

April 18: Lecture: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,”Vassar College (Taylor Hall Room 203), Poughkeepsie, New York.

June 5: "Meet the Expert": Shapiro/Bloomberg Garden, Milton, Mass., Garden Conservancy Greater Boston Open Day

June 19:  Lecture: “Designing Paradise: The Artist’s Garden,”Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

June 25:  Lecture: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,”Newport Flower Show, Newport, Rhode Island.

We're taking a break to move and will be back shortly.

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2015

May 7: Lecture: "Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman," Historic Gardens of Greenwich Symposium, Greenwich Historical Society/Palladium Musicum, Greenwich, Connecticut.

May 16: Lecture: "Designing Paradise: Women Landscape Artists," Artists and Gardens: A Day of Art and Horticulture Symposium, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts/The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 19: Lecture: "Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman," Georgia Perennial Plant Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

June 6: Lecture: "Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman," Henry Ford Estate, Dearborn, Michigan.

June 10: Lecture: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,"
The Preservation Society of Newport County
, Newport, Rhode Island.

June 20: Lecture "Gardens of the Cornish Colony," The Gardener's Journey: Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Cornish Colony (garden tour), Historic Windsor, Windsor, Vermont.

September 10: Lecture: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Georgetown Garden Club, Washington, D.C.

October 1-3: "Designing Paradise: Women Landscape Architects," Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes Symposium, Reynolda House/Old Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

November 3: Lecture: "Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood," A Writer's Garden Literary Symposium, Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, Texas.

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2014

June 4: Lecture: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.

June 21: Lecture: "Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman," Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont. Watch this video: Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman.

July 9: Martha's Vineyard Open Day, (six gardens, including mine), The Garden Conservancy, Massachusetts.

October 18: Lecture: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Longue Vue House & Garden/Royal Oak Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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2013

March 7: Lecture: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, Penna.

March 8: Lecture: “From Reef Point to Garland Farm,” Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium: Working with Farrand/Farrand at Work, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

March 19: Lecture: “Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden,” Beverly Hills Women’s Club/Royal Oak Foundation, Beverly Hills, Calif.

March 21: Lecture: “Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden,” Filoli/Royal Oak Foundation, Woodside, Calif.

April 18: Lecture: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,” Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine.

May 15: Lecture: “Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman,” Garden Club of America/Cohasset Garden Club (private event).

June 8: Lecture: “Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden,” Knoxville Botanical Garden, Knoxville, Tennessee.

July 27: Seminar: Beatrix Farrand Society & The Garden Conservancy: Restoring Beatrix Farrand Gardens,
Beatrix Farrand Society/College of the Atlantic
, Bar Harbor, Maine.

September 5: Lecture: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," The Lightbox, Surrey, England.

October 20: Lecture: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,” Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

October 28: Lecture: "Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman," Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfied, Connecticut.

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2012

March 8: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden,"General Society Library, New York, New York.

March 11: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack, New York.

March 12: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Union League of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Penn.

March 14: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington D.C.

March 28: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

April 23: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Syracuse Garden Club, Syracuse,
New York.

May 16: "Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman," New Canaan Garden Club, New Canaan, Conn.

June 10-20: "Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll and Friends," Jeff Sainsbury Tours.

July 24: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Polly Hill Arboretum, West Tisbury, Mass.

August 4: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Garland Farm, Mount Desert, Maine.

September 19: "Gardens of Ellen Shipman," Graycliff Conservancy, Buffalo, New York.

October 17: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," The Decorator's Club,
New York, New York.

October 25: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, Maryland.

October 25: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,"Georgetown Library, Washington D.C.

October 26: "Gardens of Ellen Shipman," Tregaron Conservancy, Washington D.C.

November 2: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Landscape Design School (private event), Wellesley, Mass.

November 15: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Denver, Colo.

December 4: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden,"Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Mass.

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Past Events

March 7: "Color in the Flower Garden," Lively Oak Garden Club, Vero Beach, Florida.
March 10: "Designing Women: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman," Garden Club of America, McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida.

March 31: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Manchester Garden Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

April 19: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Garden Club of Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey.  

April 20: "Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement," Morven Museum and Garden (www.historicmorven.org), Princeton, New Jersey.

May 24: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Horticultural Society of New York (www.hsny.org), New York, New York.

May 25: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Colony Club (private event), New York, New York.

June 13: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Garden Museum (www.gardenmuseum.org.uk), London, England.
June 22: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Institute of Classical Architecture
(www.classicist-ne.org)
, Algonquin Club, Boston, Massachusetts.

September 21: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," North Shore Garden Club, Long Hill, Beverly, Massachusetts.

October 5: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden," Chilton Club (private event),
Boston, Massachusetts.

November 15: "Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden,"Boston Athenaeum
(www.bostonathenaeum.org)
, Boston, Massachusetts.

February 7: "Beatrix Farrand; Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Hill-Stead Museum
(www.hillstead.org) Farmington, Connecticut.

March 13: "Beatrix Farrand," Women and Landscape History seminar, Temple University (www.ambler.temple.edu/arboretum/bloom.htm), Ambler, Pennsylvania.

March 18: "Horticultural Obsession and Garden Design," Whatcom Horticultural Society (www.whatcomhortsociety.org), Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington.

March 20: "Designing Women," Northwest Horticultural Symposium , Northwest Horticultural Society (www.northwesthort.org), Seattle, Washington.

March 25: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Chilton Club (private event),
Boston, Massachusetts.

April 3: "Beatrix Farrand," Divas of Design: Celebrating Women Landscape Architects seminar, Lord & Schryver Conservancy (www.lord-schryverconservancy.org), Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

April 14: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Institute of Classical Architecture New England Chapter (www.classicist-ne.org), Boston, Massachusetts.

May 3: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Santa Barbara Garden Club (private event), Santa Barbara, California.

May 6: Mechanics Institute (www.gardenconservancy.org or www.milibrary.org ), San Francisco, California.

May 23: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Chicago Botanic Garden
(www.chicagobotanic.org), Glencoe, Illinois.

June 30: "Beatrix Farrand, Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Polly Hill Arboretum (www.pollyhillarboretum.org), West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

July 8: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Berkshire Botanical Garden (www.berkshirebotanical.org), Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

August 7: "Beatrix Farrand, Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Beatrix Farrand Society (www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org), Garland Farm, Mount Desert, Maine.

August 16: "On Garden Design: Beatrix Farrand and Edith Wharton," The Mount (www.edithwharton.org), Lenox, Massachusetts.

September 9: book-signing for Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (http://tclf.org), Washington, D.C.

November 9: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Darien Garden Club,
Darien, Connecticut.

November 13: "Keeping Up with the Joneses," all-day tour of Beatrix Farrand's Southern California gardens, California Garden and Landscape History Society (www.cglhs.org), Los Angeles, California.

November 14: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes," Huntington Library and Botanic Gardens (www.huntington.org), San Marino, California.

March 23 “Designing Woman: Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman,” Garden Club of Back Bay (Boston),
co-sponsored with the Arnold Arboretum, and Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture. Location: Wellesley College Science Center. For registration information, click here or email adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu or telephone, call 617-384-5277.

June 7: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, Hyde Park, New York.

June 13: “Color in the Flower Garden,” Landscape Pleasures Seminar, Parrish Art Museum (www.parrishart.org), Southampton, New York.

October 9: book launch for Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes, The Beatrix Farrand Society (www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org/programs), Garland Farm, Mount Desert, Maine.

October 22: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes”,Longue Vue House & Gardens (www.longuevue.com), 9 Bamboo Lane, New Orleans, Louisiana.

November 2: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes”, Harkness Memorial State Park (860-859-3283), 275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, Connecticut.

November 14: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,” Tuxedo Park Library (www.tuxedoparklibrary.org), Tuxedo Park, New York.

November 19: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes”, The Horticultural Society of New York Library (www.hsny.org), 148 West 37th Street, New York, New York.

November 21: book-signing for Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes, New York Botanical Garden Shop in the Garden (www.nybg.org), Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, New York.

November 22: "Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,"  Old Westbury Gardens (www.oldwestburygardens.org), 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York.

November 23: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes” , Institute of Classical Architecture (www.classicist.org), 20 West 44th Street, New York, New York.

December 15: “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,” New York Hortus Club (private event), National Arts Club, New York.

October 15: “The Gardens of Ellen Shipman,” Bedford Garden Club, Bedford, New York

September 6: “Shaping the American Garden Experience,” Hollister House Garden (http://www.hollisterhousegarden.org/) Study Weekend, Washington, Conn.

May 4: “The Gardens of Ellen Shipman,” Mansion in May at Froh Heim, Far Hills, New Jersey

October 6: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington

October 4: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Canada

October 3: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” Victoria Heritage Foundation, Canada

September 29: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” Historic Seattle, Seattle, Washington

May 12: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” William Morris Society, London

April 26: “Revisiting Ellen Shipman’s Gardens,” Landscape Institute, Cambridge, Mass.

April 10: “Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement,” Antiquarian Society/Art Institute of Chicago

January 4: “Women Take the Lead in Landscape Art” and “The Gardens of Ellen Shipman,” Minnesota Green Expo.

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