The History of Linwood Gardens; Presented by Holly Watson; Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:30 a.m. CST
William Gratwick was a nurseryman and sculptor who developed Linwood Gardens near Pavilion, NY where he grew many woody peonies from Japan and introduced about a dozen cultivars. Through his patronage of the arts, he met the painter Nassos Daphnis in NYC; Daphnis subsequently conducted his very successful lutea hybridization program at Linwood Gardens. Gratwick’s great granddaughter, Holly Watson, is an historian and secretary of the Board of Directors of Linwood Gardens. Her talk will provide background for touring Linwood Gardens during the 2023 APS convention.