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The View From Federal Twist – Virtual talk

October 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-4


Oct. 20 – Federal Twist is a naturalistic garden with a difference. Set in a clearing in the woods in western New Jersey, it is a triumph of environmentally sensitive planting and fearless design. But what makes it different is its emotional power, the way the light falls to provoke certain moods, the energy of the place, how it allows space for dreaming, thinking, and being, and how it challenges us to reconsider our role as gardeners — because at Federal Twist, it’s not the gardener who is in charge but the place, its ecology, and the driving force of nature.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom

Members $5 per person; General admission $15

A recording of this webinar will be sent to all registrants a few days after the event. We encourage you to register, even if you cannot attend the live webinar. 

Members of the Frank & Anne Cabot Society for planned giving have complimentary access to Garden Conservancy webinars. All Cabot Society members will automatically be sent the link to participate on the morning of the webinar. For more information about the Cabot Society, please contact Sarah Parker at sparker@gardenconservancy.org or 845.424.6500, ext. 214.

About the Speaker

James Golden, born in Mississippi, though a resident of New York City for most of his adult life, was a writer in the corporate world. Nearing retirement, and embarking on what he happily calls la vita nuova, he moved to a property in rural New Jersey to make a garden. He also began a now well-known blog, “The View from Federal Twist.” Now 15 years on, Golden is a celebrated garden maker and thinker whose garden, Federal Twist, has featured in numerous books and periodicals including The New York Times, Gardens Illustrated, and Elle Décor. He and his garden were also featured in the BBC film series American Gardens, hosted by Monty Don. Golden celebrated his tenth anniversary as an Open Days Garden Host in 2022.


October 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-4