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October 30, 2009

Nurturing Monet's Garden

Elizabeth Murray quit her dream job to volunteer in Monet's garden in Giverny, France. Her family thought she was mad to leave her cushy horticulture job in California on a verbal promise for free room and board. But Elizabeth says her urge to work there was unbreakable. She talks to Dick Gordon about what it meant to her to toil in Monet's garden, and how she came to more deeply appreciate the scenes of abundance in his art.

  • Visit Claude Monet's garden at Giverny
  • Learn more about Elizabeth
  • Find out more about Elizabeth's book, Monet's Passion
  • Music Heard in this program: Clair de Lune (Moonlight), and Girl with the Flaxen hair, by Claude Debussy

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