Marta McDowell

Marta McDowell

About the Author

Marta McDowell’s writing has appeared in The New York TimesWoman’s Day, Country Gardening, and elsewhere. Her previous books include Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, All the Presidents’ Gardens, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, and Unearthing The Secret Garden. She consults for public gardens and private clients, writes and lectures on gardening topics, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. She lives, writes, and gardens in Chatham, New Jersey.

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October 2023

  • Author Talk

    Iowa City Book Festival hosts Marta McDowell for an author presentation.

    Coralville Public Library | Coralville, IA

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  • Author Visit

    Clive Public Library hosts Marta McDowell for an author event. Registration required.

    Clive Public Library | Clive, IA

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  • Conversation & Q&A

    Reiman Gardens hosts Marta McDowell for a conversation followed by a Q&A.

    Reiman Gardens | Ames, IA

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