A. A. Milne’s classic tales Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have delighted readers for nearly a century. The stories’ characters Pooh, Tigger, Eey...ore and the rest of the gang are famous, but how much do we know about the setting, the Hundred Acre Wood? Join Kathryn Aalto, author of The New York Times best-seller, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, for a look at what we can learn from studying the intersection of nature and culture in Winnie-the-Pooh. Andrea Carneiro speaks with Jim Donahue about this upcoming lecture: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood Kathryn Aalto, Author & Landscape Designer Thursday, March 15, 2018 6 p.m., The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
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Do you love plants and digging in the dirt? The Preservation Society is looking for volunteers to work in the gardens of the Newport Mansions this spring and summer, pruning, weeding and doing general maintenance. If this sounds right up your alley, please email Jessica Conner at jconner@NewportMansions.org to register for an orientation session on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at The Breakers Greenhouse. #NewportMansions #newport_mansions
Discover the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood! A. A. Milne’s classic tales "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner" have delighted readers for nearly a century. The stories’ characters — Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang — are famous, but how much do we know about the setting, the Hundred Acre Wood? Join Kathryn Aalto, author of The New York Times best-seller, "The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh" for a look at what we can learn from studying th...e intersection of nature and culture in Winnie-the-Pooh.
The Hundred Acre Wood was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England.
Learn about Milne’s extraordinary childhood in the natural world and how he and illustrator E. H. Shepard became the Lennon and McCartney of children’s literature. Discover places that inspired the stories along with the forest’s rare flora and fauna. Part travelogue and natural history, the lively talk weaves history with humor, birdsong with booklore as we learn how these masterpieces of children’s literature were created. Leave with a new understanding of how the Winnie-the-Pooh books are field guides for 21st-century Christopher Robins — hymns to those days of doing nothing yet learning Everything.
Sponsored by ALEX AND ANI
Lecture takes place at The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue. Advance registration is required. Preservation Society members $10, General public $15.
Who doesn't remember and love A.A. Milne's classic "Winnie-the-Pooh" stories? The Hundred Acre Wood—the setting for Pooh’s adventures—was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. Join us at The Elms on Thursday March 15 as landscape designer Kathryn Aalto, author of "The Natural World of Winne-the-Pooh," explores the magical landscapes that influenced Milne and helped to bring his stories to life. Sponsored by ALEX AND ANI. Learn more and register: http://www.newportmansions.org/learn/adult-programs
Beatrix Farrand, the niece of Edith Wharton, became the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America. She designed over 200 landscapes and gardens. Join us at Rosecliff on February 15 for a screening of the first documentary ever produced about Farrand's life and gardens, with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Karyl Evans. Watch a preview below. Then register to join us for this special screening: http://bit.ly/2nOWXMU Sponsored by ALEX AND ANI
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Don't miss this great film about an extraordinary, talented woman!
Beatrix Farrand was the most successful female landscape architect in the early 20th century. Join us at Rosecliff on February 15 for a special screening of the... first documentary ever produced about her and the spectacular gardens she created. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Karyl Evans will present the film and lead a discussion. Learn more and make reservations: http://www.newportmansions.org/lea…/adult-lectures-workshops
Don't miss this colorful FREE lecture this Thursday, February 1, at Rosecliff! Learn all about George Rogers Hall, the first American to introduce Japanese plants to the U.S. in the 19th century, and his groundbreaking horticultural collection in Bristol, RI. Register here:http://www.newportmansions.org/lea…/adult-lectures-workshops
Make reservations today for this free lecture coming up next week about the Rhode Islander who was the first to introduce Japanese plants to the U.S.
There's no time like the present to start getting ready for the Newport Flower Show!
Join Chanticleer's Executive Director and Head Gardener R. William Thomas at Rosecliff on January 25 for a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at what the Washington Post calls "one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America." Chanticleer, once the Pennsylvania home of the Rosengarten family, is know for its residential-scale plant combinations featuring foliage textures and colors, its wide variety of containers, and its imaginative homemade furniture.
Advance reservations required. Admission $10 for Preservation Society members, General Public $15.
There's still time for some last-minute stocking stuffers. Tickets for the 2018 Newport Flower Show are now on sale, at special advance pricing, just in time for Christmas. Purchase online and print at home to give them an experience to look forward to! http://www.newportmansions.org/events/newport-flower-show
Give your friends and family - and yourself - an experience to look forward to. Just in time for the holidays, tickets for the Newport Flower Show and the Opening Night Party are now available! W'll celebrate "Cottages: Smart and Small" in June 2018. Learn more and purchase tickets now: www.NewportFlowerShow.org