Allyson Hayward – “Norah Lindsay: the Life and Art of a Garden Designer”

January 22, 2021

Allyson Hayward

Allyson is an internationally acclaimed garden historian, lecturer, and author who writes and lectures extensively on topics related to gardens and their history. She is a graduate of the Radcliffe Seminars Graduate Program in Landscape History at Radcliffe College, and for several years served as Chairman of the New England Garden History Society. In 2003 she was awarded a Gold Medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for her work in promoting New England’s garden history.

Allyson’s interest in Norah Lindsay started while she was still a student at the Radcliffe Seminars. This interest turned into a passion as she retraced the footsteps of Norah Lindsay through the gardens and grand estates of England. Her research represents more than ten years of travel through the UK and of delving into private and public archives in both the UK and the US.

Allyson lives in Santa Barbara, California with her two beagles and a cat named Norah.

2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
For promoting New England’s garden history

1997 Faculty Award, Radcliffe Seminars
Outstanding graduate in class of Landscape Design and Landscape Design History

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