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Hometown Photographer Discusses New Garden Book At Westport Library

Photographer Stacey Bass will discuss her new book at the Westport Garden Club’s Sept. 10 meeting.
Photographer Stacey Bass will discuss her new book at the Westport Garden Club’s Sept. 10 meeting. Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTPORT, Conn. – Photographer and Westport resident Stacy Bass will share images and discuss the gardens featured in her book “Gardens at First Light” Thursday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Westport Garden Club’s open meeting in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.

For her second book, Bass went behind the gates of a dozen private gardens in the Northeast to capture landscapes in the light of early morning. The book, filled with over 200 color photographs, offers a rare glimpse of a range of private retreats located in some of the wealthiest enclaves in the country. Her work showcases a variety of garden types, from those taking root along serene shorelines to others blooming in rolling hills near open farmland.

The photos are accompanied with text from Judy Ostrow, a journalist who talked to the owners of each garden to learn how the landscapes gradually came to life. “Gardens at First Light” includes an illustrated resource guide with additional information on the featured gardens.

Bass' first book,” In the Garden,” published in 2012, became a bestselling title in its category and received critical acclaim from major publications in the home design and garden industry.

The program, a collaboration between the Westport Garden Club and the library, is free and open to the public.

The Westport Public Library is located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport.

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