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Phone (617) 376-1301
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America's Romance With The English Garden

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:00p to 8:30p

Hear the story of how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance, at a free illustrated presentation by author Thomas Mickey.
The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural delivery, railroad shipping, and the new technology of chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern catalogs. The most prominent of these, reaching American households by the thousands, were seed and nursery
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