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Linda Larson

Author, A Traveling Gardener and blogger,

Linda Larson is an advocate for the importance of public green space and the value of nature in our lives. A lifelong lover of flowers, Master Gardener, Faculty Emeritus of Mesa College and gardener in Mesa, AZ for over 30 years, Linda writes a monthly “Traveling Gardener” column for the Maricopa County Master Gardener newsletter, Roots & Shoots and AFGC State Newsletter, Greenleaf. One of her earliest memories is of daffodils lining the winding stone path to her grandmother’s door. Linda encourages audiences around the country to discover the beauty and enjoyment of public gardens at home and in their travels. Continually exploring gardens everywhere she goes, over 450 gardens on four continents, she entertains readers and audiences with her insight and discoveries.


The Art of Gardening: Public and Private Masterpiece Gardens

‘Traveling Gardener’ Linda Larson walks us along the garden path found in art masterpieces and masterpiece gardens leading to the garden outside our own door. This program reveals gardens found in art; visits masterpiece gardens grown as a work of heart; and helps us see how our own gardens grow better with art. Join her as she travels to some of the most influential gardens on museum walls and around the world.

Wednesday, Feb 17 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room

A Global Journey: Remarkable Trees

‘Traveling Gardener’ Linda Larson presents this highly acclaimed seminar celebrating the significance of trees in our world. Throughout human history we celebrate trees in story, song and verse. Trees are the often overlooked, silent backdrop in our lives, reaching into the sky with little attention from us, yet without trees there is no us! An inspiring and life affirming story of trees connecting us to the true meaning of life.

Thursday, Feb 18 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room