Montreal West Horticultural Society – Rebirth of an Abandoned Garden
Date: April 17
Location: Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Avenue South.
Alexandra Risen and her husband bought a house in the early 2000s in downtown Toronto perched on one of the many ravines that run through the city. With the house came an acre of abandoned garden choked with weeds and debris under which were discovered a crumbling pagoda, koi pond and bridge that once belonged to a larger estate. A good ten years was spent digging, pruning, and coming to terms with the stubborn physical landscape while undertaking the immense challenge of reviving the century old garden.
Ms Risen documented the painstaking transformation bringing sustainable order to her patch of earth in the memoir Unearthed : Love, Acceptance and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden, and she will share her experience with us.
We ask $5 from non-members, we serve refreshments, and people have the opportunity to talk with the speaker.
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