FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Note Revised Program
Location: Oxford Community Center
200 Oxford Road, Oxford, MD 21654
Business Meeting : 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Refreshments: 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Program: 2 – 3 pm
Speakers: Monty Don
Montagu Denis Wyatt “Monty” Don, OBE, is an English television presenter, writer and speaker on horticulture, best know for presenting the BBC television series Gardeners’ World. He has never received formal training as a gardener. He commented, “ I was—am—an amateur gardener and a professional writer. My only authority came from a lifetime of gardening and a passion amounting to an obsession for my own garden”.
Program Film: ‘Gardens of Power and Passion’
Monty Don tells the stories behind France’s most important historic gardens. These include elaborate walled gardens designed to please the mistress—and then the wife—of a king, magnificent displays of flowers and fountains that involved thousands of soldiers moving tracts of land and incited violent jealousy in another monarch, and a modern-day chateau garden that came close to bankrupting its owner. Monty sees how throughout history the French have used gardens as a public expression of money, power, and passion.
Objective: Learn gardening history
Hostesses: Carole Abruzzese and Ginny Wagner