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Enjoying English Gardens

English Gardens have never ceased to be a source of inspiration for American gardeners. They are horticultural tour de forces as well, influencing what we plant.  My lecture visits my favorite ones and follows the development of gardening in England. I look forward to sharing with you my love for them.


Natasha Hopkinson is a nationally recognized garden expert known for her accomplishments in the field of design, art history, acting, public speaking and gardening. Her garden design work has been published as widely as Japan. For seventeen years she has traveled to London to collaborate on the production of The Chelsea Flower Show souvenir DVD for England’s Royal Horticulture Society with the British film company, Two/Four Productions.
Before her recent move to California, Natasha was on the board of the Madoo Garden Conservancy, Sagaponack, NY. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the British Memorial Garden built in Lower Manhattan in honor of British citizens killed on 9/11.
She has also been on the Board of the American Horticulture Society. Natasha was the Urban and Specialty Garden Host for The Cultivated Gardener, Public Radio’s nationwide program aired on sixty-six stations. Every week, The Cultivated Gardener reviewed aspects of horticulture from the practical to the poetic. As Segment Host for “ Breaking Ground”, Natasha helped launch the flagship series of The Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV). Filmed in municipal and private gardens across the country, the program reached some twenty million American viewers.



Jan 05 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




City College
San Francisco


Natasha Hopkinson