Learn about a few famous names – and some lesser-known garden heroes.
Selected moments and movements when women have used gardens and landscapes for power, advocacy, and change.
Focus in on topics in women’s garden history through online collections from the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens and other Smithsonian collections.
Explore author Alice Gardner Burnell Lockwood’s recreated 1935 lectures Northern Gardens and Southern Gardens. The content of this lecture was sourced from Lockwood’s research as editor and contributor of The Garden Club of America’s seminal 2-volume publication, Gardens of Colony and State in 1931 and 1934 which carefully documented extant gardens and landscapes in the United States.
On Social Media
Check out the #HorticultureHERstory hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for stories of notable women of change.
Download these scenes from Smithsonian Gardens to use as your desktop background, or on your next Zoom meeting!