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CANCELED: Lecture | Nature Into Art: Lessons from the Gardens of Wave Hill by Thomas Christopher

In response to the escalating threat of COVID-19 in Connecticut and Governor Lamont's ban on public gatherings, Elizabeth Park Conservancy is canceling our third Garden Lecture with Thomas Christopher, scheduled for April 15. We will make every effort to reschedule Mr. Christopher for our 2021 Garden Lecture series.

    Patrons who have tickets to this lecture should contact the Conservancy at to exchange their tickets for a voucher good for a lecture in the 2021 Garden Lecture series, donate your tickets back to the Conservancy for a tax donation credit, or request a refund.

    This is a difficult time for all, and the economic impact will severely affect the Park, its employees, and its many contractors. We urge you to take advantage of our free exchange policy to attend a lecture next year, or donate your tickets to the Conservancy and receive the full value of your tickets as a tax credit.

    We are all disappointed that we must cancel our April garden lecture with Thomas Christopher, but the health and safety of our patrons is of paramount importance. Please follow all recommended health procedures and stay safe!


    For five decades, Wave Hill, New York City’s premier public garden, has been breaking new ground horticulturally and delighting visitors from all over the world. Join author Thomas Christopher for a lush photographic tour of Wave Hill’s celebrated gardens, and learn the lessons that they can teach you about making your own garden more beautiful and rewarding.

    Thomas Christopher is a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture and has been designing and maintaining gardens for more than four decades. A former contributing editor to Martha Stewart Living magazine, he is the author of more than a dozen books about gardening, most recently Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill. He also produces a weekly podcast, “Growing Greener,” a series of interviews with leaders of environmentally-informed gardening that is dedicated to making your landscape healthier, more sustainable, more beautiful, and more fun. His weekly column, “Be A Better Gardener,” circulates to more than 25 regional publications in southern and central New England with a total readership of 250,000. Thomas gardens in central Connecticut and the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.

    Lecture, Lunch and Book Signing $45 / Book $35

    Click HERE to Purchase Tickets & Books

    If you would like to reserve a table or be seated with specific attendees, contact Kelly Nolen at