Vintage Wisconsin Gardens Book Event in Wauwatosa
Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Lee Somerville, author of "Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening," will sign books at the Kneeland-Walker House.
As Wisconsin's population moved from farmsteads into villages, towns and cities in the 19th and early 20th century, the state saw a growing interest in gardening as a leisure activity and source of civic pride. In Vintage Wisconsin Gardens
, Somerville introduces readers to the region's ornamental gardens of the period, showcasing the "vernacular" gardens created by landscaping enthusiasts for their own use and pleasure.
: Free and open to the public
: Kneeland-Walker House
: 7406 Hillcrest Dr
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