Roses are Red: English Gardens in America

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

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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.

Guests:

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

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