Book Discussion: Uprooted A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again (Member Event)

cover of the book UprootedCome join us for a discussion of the Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again by Page Dickey on Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 pm.

When Page Dickey moved away from her celebrated garden at Duck Hill in upper state New York, she left a landscape she had spent thirty-four years making, nurturing, and loving. She found her next chapter in northwestern Connecticut, on 17 acres of rolling fields and woodland around a former Methodist church. In Uprooted, Dickey reflects on this transition and on what it means for a gardener to start again.

In these pages, fol­low her journey: searching for a new home, discovering the ins and outs of the landscape surround­ing her new garden, establishing the garden, and learning how to be a different kind of gardener. The sur­prise at the heart of the book? Although Dickey was sad to leave her beloved garden, she found herself thrilled to begin a new garden in a wilder, larger landscape.

Written with humor and elegance, Uprooted is an endearing story about transitions—and the satisfaction and joy that new horizons can bring.

 A sampler of reviews:

“An unfeigned account of a gardener’s transition in life and place. Wonderfully written, richly illustrated, grounded in personal, horticultural, and cultural history.” DOUGLAS W. TALLAMY

“An intimate, lesson-filled story of what happens when one of America’s best-known garden writers transplants herself, rooting in to a deeper partnership with nature than ever before.” MARGARET ROACH

 “One of America’s most engaging garden writers discovers the role of the natural world in creating a garden that suits its place and befits our time.” RICHARD G. TURNER JR.

“Practical and poetic, this paean to nature is an epicurean adventure of a horticultural life well lived.” TANIA COMPTON


The book is available through local bookstores or online, and a number of copies are available through Rhode Island’s Ocean State Libraries.

This event is for members only.

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