Doris Duke

The Tobacco Heiress Today is the birthday of the billionaire tobacco heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke who was born on this day in 1912. When Duke was 46, Duke created an exotic public-display garden called Duke Gardens to honor her father, James Buchanan Duke. Drawing inspiration from DuPont’s Longwood Gardens, the eleven interconnected gardens followed…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who wrote extensively about the history and flora of Germantown and… We’ll learn about the 11-roomed garden created to honor the tobacco magnate James Buchanan Duke. We’ll hear some beautiful thoughts on nature by an English Victorian author who was born on this day in 1819. We Grow That Garden…

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