Garden stewardship presented

Author Tovah Martin will be speaking in Bass Hall at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the Open Garden Days tours the same day.

Martin’s lecture “Trowels & Tomorrow: Garden Stewardship” will examine some of the country’s most adept garden stewards to explore how they grapple with change to bring landscapes into the next generation. The talk will focus on both private and public gardens to explore the elements that make a garden worthy of preservation, including restoration techniques that create success stories over the long haul. Plant preservation and heirloom varieties also will be discussed.

Martin is an avid gardener indoors and outside, and the author of many gardening books. She is an honorary member of the Garden Club of America, and has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television series, and the CBS Sunday Early Show.

Open Garden Days is an annual event sponsored by The Garden Conservancy with six local private gardens open to visit on Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more detailed information, visit

Admission for the garden tours are $5 per garden. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Toadstool Bookshop and Steele’s Stationers in Peterborough.

There is a $5 admission for the presentation at the Monadnock Center, which will benefit The Garden Conservancy. For more information, call 924-3235 or visit www.

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