In September, the AGC book club read and discussed, “Elizabeth and Her German Garden” by Elizabeth von Arnim.
An admired literary figure of her time, von Arnim wrote this semi-autobiographical novel of her life on a Prussian estate in the late 1800’s, where she spent most of her time planning and creating a garden around Nassenheide, a German country home. Although her descriptions of her life there are often tongue-in-cheek, it is evident that she had a real love of nature and plants. Sadly, the times did not allow a woman to do hands on gardening, and Elizabeth had to settle for supervising untrained staff to fulfill her garden dreams.
AGC Book Club