Roses are Red: English Gardens in America


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The English Garden has influenced and inspired landscapers all over the world.



Along with Marmite and John Cleese, the English garden is an iconic symbol of Great Britain. And just as America adopted the Beatles and Thanksgiving, the American landscape owes a lot to its British progenitors. This hour we’ll learn how a 19th century advertising effort first sparked a romance with English gardens, and how seed companies sold us a way of life.


Thomas Mickey, author of America’s Romance with the English Garden.

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