Ellen Shipman and the American Garden - Presented by author Judith Tankard

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:00 PM Gorton Community Center

Please join us at Gorton Community Center on May 9 at 1:00 pm, when Judith Tankard will present a program featuring her updated edition of Ellen Shipman and the American Garden, winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize for 2019.

Ms. Tankard will describe Ellen Shipman’s remarkable life and discuss her major works, including the Lake Forest and North Shore gardens she is credited with designing. She will explore Shipman’s ability to create intimate spaces through dense plantings, evocative water features, and classical ornament.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Lecture $15. Please use the button below to reserve and make your payment, or call the LFPF office at 847-234-1230.​