Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a book talk with Barbara Paul Robinson Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.

Ms. Robinson is the author of "Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener."

The author worked as a gardener for Ms. Verey during a sabbatical from the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton.

Ms. Verey was embraced late in life for her gardening, but quickly achieved international renown and was the acknowledged apostle of the "English style" on display at her home at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds of England, the "must have" adviser to the rich and famous, including Prince Charles and Elton John, and a popular lecturer in America.

She wrote her first book at 62, followed by 17 more.

Ms. Robinson's own gardens at Brush Hill in northwestern Connecticut may be viewed at

Copies of the book will be available for signing.

For more information and registration, call 860-868-7586.