Dow Gardens Book Club:
Beatrix Potter

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Tuesdays, January 24 - February 21
3–4 p.m.

Join us for a lively discussion centered on the biography Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature. Learn how a lifetime, connected to nature, influenced Potter’s art, informed her writing, and inspired her to protect the landscape she loved so much. These intimate weekly gatherings will take place fireside in the Dow Gardens Café—facilitated by Senior Horticulturist, Chuck Martin and Historian, Samantha Engel. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

$10.00 registration fee. Due to popularity registration is required.

About the Book

Potter found freedom from her conventional Victorian upbringing in the countryside. Nature inspired her imagination as an artist and scientific illustrator, but The Tale of Peter Rabbit brought her fame, financial success, and the promise of happiness when she fell in love with her editor Norman Warne. After his tragic and untimely death, Potter embraced a new life as the owner of Hill Top Farm in the English Lake District and a second chance at happiness. As a visionary landowner, successful farmer and sheep-breeder, she was able to preserve the landscape that had inspired her art.

Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature reveals a lively, independent, and passionate woman, whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside.