Secret Gardens of Santa Fe
The last program of the year — on April 17, 2023 at 1:30pm at Union Congregational Church — features Sydney LeBlanc, who discusses the world of the gardens hidden behind adobe walls in Santa Fe: an amazing mix of exuberant flowers, austere native plants, hand-painted containers, water features, art, perhaps a touch of spirituality, and scents of sage and piñon in the air.
Her book "Secret Gardens of Santa Fe" shows how Santa Fe’s gardeners confront some of nature’s most challenging climatic extremes with a horticultural tradition spanning 400 years. The gardens are an evocative blend of Hispanic, Native American, European and contemporary ideas.
Sydney LeBlanc lives in New York City, where she was a long-time member of The City Gardens Club of New York City and co-chair of the Club’s annual house and garden tour on the Upper East Side.