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Adventures in Eden: Tales of Garden Making in Europe Today with Carolyn Mullet 

This is the second program in the Great Homes and Gardens livestream lecture series.

Book cover for Adventures in Eden, featuring rows of hedges and blooming tulipsWe live in a time of great energy in garden making—private spaces that express ideas about beauty, place, nature, wildness, and sometimes fantasy. In this illustrated talk, Carolyn Mullet draws on her recent book Adventures in Eden, exploring the stories behind personal havens scattered across Europe that she chose not for their pedigree but for their owner’s passion and creativity. Each exhibits a deep love of eloquent garden design and a commitment to creating atmospheric, plant-rich environments. And there’s a bonus: You may be able to visit these gardens in person, depending on the owner’s schedules, the next time you find yourself in Europe.

Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of Private European Gardens will be available in the museum shop.

CONNECTING WITH ZOOM

This virtual lecture is presented live via Zoom. Participants can submit questions via the Q&A feature.

Registered users will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions. This program will be recorded.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Carolyn MulletCarolyn Mullet is a retired award-winning garden designer who practiced in the Washington, D.C. metro area for over thirty years. She received her formal training in residential landscape design from George Washington University. Carolyn is also the owner and creative director of CarexTours, which offers international garden tours each year for the discerning garden traveler. Her book Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of Private European Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2020. In addition, she produces popular social media posts daily showcasing gardens from around the world on both Instagram and Facebook for a large international community of garden and plant enthusiasts. 

ABOUT THE GREAT HOMES AND GARDENS LIVESTREAM LECTURE SERIES

Escape February's dreariness and immerse yourself in the stories of extraordinary homes, lush gardens, and the people who brought them to life, all from the comfort of home.

Tuesday, February 8: Wild Design: Great Gardens in Homes with Hilton Carter
Wednesday, February 16: Adventures in Eden: Tales of Garden Making in Europe Today with Carolyn Mullet 
Wednesday, February 23: From Palm Beach to Shangri-La: The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth with Jane S. Day, Ph.D. 
Wednesday, March 2: Design Remix with Corey Damen Jenkins

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Tue, Feb 8 - Wed, Mar 2 2022, All day

Escape February's dreariness and immerse yourself in the stories of extraordinary homes, lush gardens, and the people who brought them to life, all from the comfort of home.