Meet Louise Wrinkle, author of "Listen to the Land: Creating a Southern Woodland Garden," during a book signing in the Hardin Visitor Center. Copies are available for purchase beginning December 1 in the Garden Gift Shop for $39.95. Garden members enjoy a 15 percent discount.
About Louise Wrinkle
Wrinkle grew up on the land she writes about, returned to it in mid-life and has tended it with care and creativity for the past 30 years. Her book details her time here, on the same plot of land in Mountain Brook, Ala., since 1938. She has cultivated a natural woodland for the last 30 years by the maxim "let the land speak" rather than impose an artificial design upon it..
Wrinkle born and raised in Birmingham in an environment of unspoiled woods and streams. For more than 35 years, she has been an active and distinguished member of the Garden Club of America serving as chairman of its Horticulture Committee, on the Executive Committee, and as a recognized horticulture judge for GCA and other flower shows. She has received numerous honors and awards for her service, culminating in the GCA’s National Achievement Medal in 2001 in recognition of outstanding achievement, in both creative vision and ability, and in the interpretation and furtherance of the mission of the GCA. She was a founding board member of the Garden Conservancy and dedicated numerous years of service as a board member of both The Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Ala.