Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 21, 2013

Expert talks about creating a fragrant garden


The Andover Townsman

---- — The Andover Garden Club will present a program called “The Fragrant Garden” on April 2.

Speaker Kim Smith, proprietor of Kim Smith Designs, is the author of “Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!” (published by David R. Godine). She specializes in connecting the home to the outside and in creating gardens for people and pollinators, with a focus on native trees and shrubs, wildflowers, and fragrant plants, according to the club.

“The air impregnated with the scents of flowers and foliage imbues a memorable atmosphere in the garden, playing the subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, role of strengthening the ambiance we wish to create. Through photographs, examination of historical precedent, and discussion of specific plant varieties, landscape and interior designer, author, illustrator, and photo and film journalist Kim Smith will provide the key elements for creating a fragrant garden. Her discussion will include a list of the most highly scented plants,” according to the club.

Smith will speak on April 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at South Church, 41 Central St. in Andover.

Admission is $10 for guests and free to members.

For more information, contact Betty Chapman at 978-470-2627 or bettychapman@verizon.net.

Founded in 1927, the Andover Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the study and practice of horticulture, landscape design, and floral design. Information about joining the Andover Garden Club is available from AGC membership chairs Yvonne Glendon (978-247-8960, yglendon@comcast.net) and Dana MacKay (978-475-4451, dmmm51@yahoo.com).