In conversation with Sarah Hepola
Promotional Partners: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
In her new book One Hundred Daffodils: Finding Beauty, Grace, and Meaning When Things Fall Apart, award-winning Dallas landscape designer Rebecca Winn provides insight into overcoming the loneliness and vulnerability she experienced after the abrupt end of her 25-year marriage.
One Hundred Daffodils explores Winn’s transformation—from struggling to overcome fear and hopelessness to transforming heartbreak into wholeness through communion with the divine in nature. Winn’s honest writing attests to the universality of self-doubt, and shows how her unique path of healing—with ventures into global spirituality and Jungian psychology—resolved her broken relationship with herself.
Through gardening and reconnecting with nature, Winn rejoices in the wisdom found among the flora and fauna and emphasizes the value of cultivating new life. Though Winn was born in Dallas, her upbringing in Europe introduced her to the majestic gardens of Italy, Scotland, and England, inspiring her to carry these images of wondrous growth and meticulous organization into her adult life.
By turning to her garden for guidance, sanctuary, and inspiration, and dialing closely into the flora and fauna around her, Rebecca Winn ultimately discovered what is possible when we are willing to look at our unvarnished selves with an open mind—and see others with an open heart. Winn is also the creator of the blog Whimsical Gardens.
"Intimate and wise . . . Readers enduring a rough patch in life will benefit from Winn's empathy and hard-won wisdom." ―Publishers Weekly
One virtual ticket: $10
One virtual ticket + one book: $45; this ticket type includes a book and signed bookplate that will be shipped directly to your home. All book sales benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.
If you are interested in purchasing a book after you view the event, you can do so through this link.