2023 Spring Meeting & Luncheon

Join author Nola Anderson (who has never gardened a day in her life) as she recounts her three decade personal story of restoring The Chimneys, a 28-acre estate in Manchester-by-the-Sea, featuring the original Italianate gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. between 1903 and 1914.

Immersion: Living and Learning in an Olmstead Garden by Nola Anderson
Location:The Country Club
Time:10:00 AM Registration and Coffee | 10:30 AM Lecture | 12:00 PM Lunch
Cost of Lecture:$30
Cost of Lunch:$35
Cost of Book: $75
(Books cannot be sold at The Country Club. They must be pre-paid and ordered and can be made available for Nola Anderson to sign. See details below.)
If you already have a copy of Immersion, please feel free to bring it with you to be personalized!

Tickets will be sold through EventBrite only.

By 1991, when Ms. Anderson and her husband purchased the property, the gardens had been neglected for more than 40 years and she had never gardened a day in her life. The restoration and renewal of these historic seaside gardens became Ms. Anderson’s three-decade, hands-on personal passion, as she developed the expertise and horticultural proficiency for their evolving design and management.

The Chimneys’ gardens are once again the centerpiece of the estate and a vibrant example of horticultural elegance. Using archival materials and sumptuous contemporary photographs, Ms. Anderson’s talk will offer rare views of one of the most beautiful private gardens in America.

if you would like to purchase a copy of Immersion: Living and Learning in an Olmstead Garden, please contact Leslie Adam at Leslie.singleton.adam@gmail.com or 617 901-3664 and she will arrange for it to be available at the event.