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Secret Garden Book Club

Join us for the Secret Garden Book Club at the Ashton Gardens. We will read selected books over four sessions. After which we will discuss and share ideas then take those ideas out into the Ashton Gardens and together, put them into practice. Subscribe for the season or just for the months you can come!

Ashton Gardens
April 19, 9:30 amGardening Can Be Murder By Marta McDowell 
May 10, 9:30 am - The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants by Jennifer Jewell 
June 14, 9:30 amThe Gardens of William Morris By Jill Duchess of Hamilton, Penny Hart, and John Simmons
August 9, 9:30 am - French Dirt By Richard Goodman
September 20, 9:30 am - All the Presidents' Gardens: How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America By Marta McDowell

Thanksgiving Point members: $15 
General Public: $40

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August 9, 2024 9:30AM


French Dirt


Meet in the Fragrance GardenPlease arrive 15 minutes early to give yourself time to walk down to the Fragrance Garden. 

The author sees an add for a small stone house in a tiny village in France.  Thinking it would be an ideal place to write and paint, he leaves New York City to spend a year in Southern France.  French Dirt is a love story between a man and his garden. It’s about plowing, planting, watering, and tending. Most of all, its’s about the growing friendship between an American outsider and a close-knit community of French farmers.

  • For the best experience, we recommend you finish reading the book before the scheduled book club date. 
  • Registration does not include access to the book.
  • Thanksgiving Point does not issue refunds or exchanges for special events or classes. All sales are final.

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