Inside Patterson Webster’s new book

By Cassie MacDonell, Local Journalism Initiative
Inside Patterson Webster’s new book
Patterson Webster, the artist behind North Hatley’s Glen Villa Art Garden and recent author of Autobiography of a Garden. (Photo : Patterson Webster)

North Hatley’s Patterson Webster is a writer, visual artist, garden designer, and speaker. Recently, she added author to that list with the release of her new book, Autobiography of a Garden.
Townshippers may be familiar with Webster’s Glen Villa Art Garden in North Hatley, a conventional country property transformed into a creative landscape that challenges the concept of a garden. “Autobiography of a Garden is really the story of how working on a garden over a period of 20 years or so changed me and changed my approach to gardening,” said Webster. What was once a standard garden developed into a “place where history, memories, and personal experiences shaped the landscape.”
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