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Gardens and Spirituality

By April 3, 2009No Comments

Julie has been asked to speak at Trinity Church, Boston, on Saturday April 18, to celebrate Gardens and Spirituality.

And to give a big boost to our winter-weary lives!


Trinity Church and The Arnold Arboretum invite you to hear Julie and contemplate the transcendent power of landscape as seen through the eyes of this award-winning landscape designer and author. She will explore the deeply personal process of designing a beautiful landscape, and reveal how spirituality can inform garden design.

For those of you who are not familiar with the church, here is some background. This Episcopalian church was founded in 1733 and is a vibrant part of the local community, offering worship services, classes and programs for all ages, music and numerous other services to the community. The church is located on Copley Square (206 Clarendon St.) in the heart of Boston and is a masterpiece of American architecture. The Department of Art and Architecture Programs at Trinity illuminates the history and detail of the building and enhances the experiences of the many visitors each year.


The event is co-sponsored by The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world’s leading centers for the study of plants. As explained on the website, “A unique blend of beloved public landscape and respected research institution, we provide and support world-class research, horticulture and education programs that foster the understanding, appreciation and preservation of trees.” (JMMDS is currently working with the staff at the Arnold on the 7-acre Bradley Rosaceous Collection garden. More in a future posting.)

Join Julie on April 18, from 2-3:30, for this inspiring and thoughtful lecture. Copies of Julie’s books will be available for purchase at the book signing. For tickets, see the website or call the church shop at 617-536-0944.

Gardens and Spirituality