Today’s episode features another book talk from the Decatur Book Festival: Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy discuss Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, a project years in the making. Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733–1933. The collection records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs taken by James R. Lockhart.
Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan, co-owners of Trinity Mercantile & Design, introduce Catron and Eaddy and moderate an audience Q&A at the end of the lecture.
Catron and Eaddy have a busy schedule during these next few months. If you’re in the LaGrange area on October 22nd, you can hear about the book in person at the Del’Avant Event Center at 5:30 p.m. There will be a lecture and book signing as well as a plant sale! Details are on the Hills and Dales Estate page and our Facebook page. For future events featuring Catron and Eaddy, check out our Facebook events page or events calendar.
Images from the Decatur Book Festival lecture have been provided to us, courtesy of Staci Catron. The contemporary photographs in the presentation were photographed by James R. Lockhart, which are featured in Seeking Eden.
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