March 20: Garden Portraits virtual presentation hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County


    March 4, 2021



    The Monacelli Press

Date: Saturday, March 20
Time: 2:15 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom

For his third book of landscape photographs with Monacelli, Larry Lederman has selected 16 private gardens in New York State and Connecticut and studied them in depth, presenting views through the seasons and weathers to capture their essential spirit.

As Gregory Long, President Emeritus of the New York Botanical Garden, observes: “After selecting the gardens, Lederman sets out to learn and understand them. He visits in all seasons, in all weather, at many times of day, in many light conditions. He wants to analyze their design and study their character. He wants to know their plants and see their environmental conditions and visual elements from many points of view. He wanders. He walks the paths, forward and backward, and stops frequently so that his camera can memorize views and details. As a result of this time spent and such intense scrutiny, he sometimes discovers aspects of a place that the residents themselves have never seen or fully appreciated. I think the owners of the gardens in this book will see vistas, patterns, designs on the land they did not know they possess. They will love their even gardens more, and their commitments will grow.”

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is offering a day full of gardening programs featuring one on Garden Portraits. All gardening programs will be live. We will also record every program so that you may view later at your convenience.

Two packages are available:

FULL BLOOM includes the keynote speaker plus the 12 programs, live and/or recorded. FEE: $75, $65 Master Gardener discount.

SEEDLING includes the keynote speaker plus 3 programs- must choose one in each session live and/or recorded. FEE:$50, $45 Master Gardener discount.

More information and ticket information here.