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A Garden Affair will be held Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30 at the Headley Whitney Museum in Lexington. The art of the garden comes to life with exceptional lectures, events and exhibitors. Each day, A Garden Affair will play host to dozens exhibitors offering both decorative objects and tools for the garden as well as rich variety of plants.

Attendees are invited to tour the grounds throughout the day, sit in on a lecture, enjoy a bite, and explore the museum galleries, the shell house and the library.

The Garden Affair will offer several lectures featuring garden professionals including:

Ben Page is a designer who specializes in residential landscape architecture. His work incorporates a combination of historical influences interpreted for the 21st century. His work has been published nationally and featured on HGTV, and has received numerous awards.

Andrea Wulf is the author of five acclaimed books. Her book “The Brother Gardeners” won the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award and her books “Founding Gardeners” and “The Invention of Nature” were on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Philippe de Boncourt is a garden architect born in the north of France, a direct descendant of the Marquis de Lafayette. Philippe has designed many gardens large and small in Belgium including part of the Chateau de Wespelaar for the heiress of Stella Artois.

Tom Kimmerer, PhD, is a scientist, author and photographer. He is chief scientist at Venerable Trees, Inc., a conservation nonprofit based in Lexington.

As chief scientist, he works with landowners and with other scientists and natural resource management professionals to ensure a future for the woodland pastures of Kentucky and Tennessee. He has done research and taught tree physiology, forest biology and urban forestry in the United States, Indonesia and Malaysia, and was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of “Venerable Trees – History, Biology and Conservation,” and is working on a second book on the lives of trees in the Anthropocene.

For details and availability for exhibitions, see the exhibitor portal at www.headley-whitney.org or contact the museum at 859.255.6653 or email museum@headley-whitney.org.

This story also appears on pages 21 of the April 2017 edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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