Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series

The winter chill of February means spring is not far behind.

Gather inspiration and immerse yourself in the beauty of some of the most splendid homes and gardens with this four-part lecture series.

Tickets can be purchased by single lecture or for the whole series. Individual tickets can be purchased for $20 ($10 members, $7 students).  The series can be purchased for $70 ($35 members, $25 students) by calling  202.686.5807.

Upcoming events

  • Lectures and Talks, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, Member Events
    Tuesday 3 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    This is the first lecture in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. Award winning interior designer Timothy Corrigan provides inspiration and instruction in the art of comfortably elegant decoration, offering indispensable advice on how to live in historic homes in a modern way.

    Simulcast $5
    Tickets sold out
  • Lectures and Talks, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, Member Events
    Thursday 12 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    This is the second lecture in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series.Henry Huntington's superintendent, William Hertrich, was instrumental in developing the various plant collections that comprise the foundation of The Huntington Botanical Gardens. TLearn about the evolution of the Huntington Estate, from the development of the Lily Ponds, Palm, Desert, and Japanese gardens in Mr. Huntington’s day to the institution’s continued change and development as a cultural site. 

    $7-70
    Tickets available
  • Lectures and Talks, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, Member Events
    Thursday 19 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    This is the third lecture in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series.Vizcaya is a one of a kind estate–a pastiche of old and new, emerging from the steamy mangrove swamps. Created by a man with an open checkbook and another man with unlimited creative vision, it continues to beckon today as theater of a bygone era, transporting the visitor to another place and time. 

    $7-70
    Tickets available
  • Lectures and Talks, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, Member Events
    Thursday 26 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    This is the fourth lecture in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series.Landscape architect Fletcher Steele considered garden design a fine art along with sculpture and painting, though perhaps more exacting. From 1926 to 1956 Fletcher Steele and Mabel Choate molded a garden masterpiece at Naumkeag. With bold new strokes they created a landscape canvas that sprung from the roots of a late nineteenth-century country estate.

    $7-70
    Tickets available

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