On-Line presentation by author Benjamin F. Lenhardt
Join area author Benjamin F. Lenhardt for an online program featuring the images and the inside scoop on his new book.
The Monacelli Press $65.00 Releases October 20, 2020
This is an On-Line event
Books will be available for purchase on or after October 20th
This event is free and open to the public.
Call the bookstore to reserve your spot! 847-234-4420
Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago provides an intimate view of beautiful private gardens along the shore of Lake Michigan. The author explores the rich tradition of gardening along the shore of Lake Michigan from Evanston to Lake Bluff. The gardens here are verdant retreats, lushly planted and meticulously maintained. His book includes twenty-five gardens, organized according to their design--classic, naturalistic, country, and experimental. Lenhart's authoritative and engaging descriptions, based on detailed interviews with the owners, are complemented by vivid images by noted landscape photographer Scott Shigley.
Benjamin F. Lenhardt is a board member of the Garden Conservancy for more than fifteen years, and served as chair from 2011 to 2018. An avid gardener and preservationist in both Charleston, South Carolina, and Winnetka, Illinois, Lenhardt serves on the boards of Drayton Hall, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and the Chicago Botanic Garden.