Barbara Stern

Barbara taught landscape history and design at the New York Botanical Garden for many years and has traveled frequently to England to visit gardens. She has led numerous OSHER@Dartmouth courses on garden history and other topics, most recently "The Gilded Age." She lives in Lyme.

Course Title: English Gardens: A Social History (Summer Term 2019)

Participant Testimonials:

"This was a great class. It covered a lot. The choice of textbook was excellent. Lectures were delivered well with supporting pictures. She included student's own experiences when appropriate. It shouts be offered again and I would take another class from her if timing works out."

"Barbara's first hand knowledge and visits to these extraordinary gardens and homes brought a whole new level of interest for me. Many in the class have been to these places and they added interest and color as well. Barbara's power point presentation enhanced her lecture perfectly. The videos she showed us were wonderful."