My grandmother was an English gardener. She and my grandfather lived on the shores of Irondequoit Bay near my family. She kept a diary which I have reproduced and I have expanded on her life and our life on the bay.
About the Author
Sylvia Farrer Bornarth
Pultneyville, NY USA
I come from a line of English gardeners who brought their passion to America in the early 20th century. I have an MFA in painting and printmaking. As an artist I use the garden as a source of interest for both the canvas and the camera.
I have written about historic gardens for the Historic Garden Review published in London and articles on New York State history for local publications. Books published include family genealogies, local history and garden histories.