“Heirloom Gardening” Presentation

The Gibraltar Historical Association invites GHA members, area residents, visitors, and avid gardeners for another evening of Gibraltar Talks, this time about Heirloom Gardening. The presentation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek.

Lee Somerville, a landscape historian and master gardener, will present on heirloom gardening, considered to be a type of gardening in a class of its own. The method of gardening is usually passed down from generation to generation, along with the seeds.

Originally from Liverpool, England, Somerville’s home for the past 35 years has been northeast Wisconsin. Between 1985 and 2001, she was an active volunteer at Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay, where she helped to develop garden and landscape plans. She recently completed a master’s degree in the Department of Landscape Architecture at UW – Madison. As part of her thesis requirement, she researched 19th century Wisconsin garden history. Her book, Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: a History of Home Gardening will be released by the Wisconsin Society Press in the fall of 2011.

Gibraltar Talk programs are free. Free will donations are always appreciated to help GHA with future programming. For further information call 920.493.4279.