Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore Welcome Gardening Specialists and Authors Web page Dickey and Margaret Roach


Gardening experts and authors Page Dickey and Margaret Roach

Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are proud to present a night of conversation with gardening experts and authors Page Dickey and Margaret Roach. They’ll talk about their two new books, Dickey’s Uprooted and Roach’s A Way to Garden, their passion for gardening, and how they found their green fingers. This virtual event will take place on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm. Register on the Darien Library website at darienlibrary.org/event/4809.

About Page Dickey

Page Dickey has been a passionate gardener for his early twenties and has written about gardening and landscaping for others for three decades. She has written eight books including Gardens in the Spirit of the Place, Breaking Ground, Inside Out, Duck Hill Journal, and its sequel, Embroidered Ground. Her new book, “Uprooted: A Gardener Thoughts How To Start Again,” describes how to leave a beloved garden of thirty-four, find a home in the northwest corner of Connecticut, and fall in love with your land.

Page lectures on plants and landscaping nationwide and has authored numerous articles for magazines over the years including House and Garden, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Horticulture, Elle Décor, Garden Design, and The New York Times.

She is a board member of the Garden Conservancy and one of the two founders of the Open Days program. She is also a member of the Board of Stonecrop Garden in Cold Spring, New York, Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT, and the Little Guild in Cornwall, CT. She and her husband are both members of the Friends of Horticulture at Wave Hill. Page was recently elected an honorary member of the Garden Club of America.

About Margaret Roach

Margaret Roach is writing the nationally recognized blog A Way to Garden (dot com) after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and almost a decade each for Newsday and The New York Times. She has been a gardening columnist for the New York Times since April 2020, where her career began.

A brand new version of their first award-winning book, A Way to Garden, was released by Timber Press in the spring of 2019 to mark its 21st anniversary to rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review and others. She is also the author of the 2011 corporate dropout memoir, and I’ll have some peace there to move away from “success” and live a quieter life closer to nature. Her book The Backyard Parables (2013) combines gardening memories and advice.

In 2018, Margaret received the highest honor from the oldest horticultural society in the country, Mass Hort, for her contributions to horticulture.