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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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April 19, 2024 9:30AM


Gardening Can Be Murder


Meet in the Horticulture Office

Directions: Park in the Museum of Natural Curiosity parking lot across from the Carousel.  There is a driveway and gate just north of the Carousel.  Walk down the driveway a bit, turn on the path to the left.  Enter the building and go up the stairs. Staff will be there to greet you all along the way. There will also be a sign posted along the road to help you. 

A cornucopia of crime fiction and gardening lore, this book gives the reader has so many temptations—books to seek out, plants to grow, gardens to visit.  Gardening Can be Murder is the first book to explore the mystery genre’s many surprising horticultural connections. It also illuminates the ways the greatest mystery writers have found inspiration in the sinister side of gardens. A lot of fun!

  • 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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