Spencer Lecture


2019 Spencer Lecture

Featuring Author Barbara Paul Robinson

Thursday, March 7

Reception—5:30 p.m. | Hodges Room

Talk—6 p.m. | Linn-Henley Lecture Hall

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is delighted to welcome author Barbara Paul Robinson for the Friends' 20th annual Spencer Lecture on Thursday, March 7! Passionate about hands-in-the-dirt gardening, Barbara has worked as a gardener for legendary English garden designer Rosemary Verey and written about gardening for The New York Times, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, and Hortus. She and her husband created their own highly acclaimed gardens at Brush Hill in northwestern Connecticut. Her newest book, Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape, tells the stories of 18 visionaries who have had a major impact on the American landscape.

After the presentation, Barbara will be available to sign copies of Heroes of Horticulture and her previous book, Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener, both available for purchase at Leaf & Petal.   

The Spencer Lecture Series is made possible by a generous endowment gift from the estate of William M. Spencer, III.