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Author Digs Into Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life At Westport Library

Marta McDowell will discuss her new book detailing the gardens that inspired Beatrix Potter's children's stories on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Marta McDowell will discuss her new book detailing the gardens that inspired Beatrix Potter's children's stories on Thursday, Nov. 14. Photo Credit: Yolanda Fundora

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Author Marta McDowell will discuss her new book, " Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales," at the Westport Library on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The book combines visuals with quotations from the writer's works, letters and diaries to introduce the reader to Beatrix Potter's Lake District gardens.

McDowell is is a garden consultant, writer and lecturer that teaches landscape history and gardening at the New York Botanical Garden and Drew University.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Westport Library is located at 20 Jesup Road.

For more information, log on to wesportlibrary.org .

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