Tasha Tudor Society: New Group Formed to Honor Beloved Author-Illustrator

The inaugural meeting of the Tasha Tudor Society’s Connecticut Chapter is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, at the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 49 Hollow Rd. in Woodbury. The late author-illustrator is pictured in her pantry with Captain Pegler, the parrot. 

WOODBURY — The Tasha Tudor Society’s Connecticut Chapter will meet for the first time at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, at the Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden, 49 Hollow Rd. Over nearly 93 years, author-illustrator Tasha Tudor stayed true to several things: The allure of bygone days, a deep appreciation and abiding affection for New England and a love of corgis. She did not merely yearn for the ways of yesteryear, she lived them. 

The simple pleasures of companionship, hospitality and gardening are synonymous with Tasha Tudor.

The newly organized chapter seeks to find kindred spirits who know and yearn for simpler joys, who delight over flowers, a cup of tea and the beauty of a bowl full of raspberries.

The chapter is run by a chapter leader and volunteers. This casual meeting is an opportunity to learn more about Tasha Tudor and the society and to brainstorm ideas for the future.

The chapter plans on meeting several times a year, as well as hosting gatherings and outings that celebrate Tasha Tudor’s life and loves, including Midsummer’s Eve picnics, herbalism talks, visits to historical homes and gardens, conversations on creating a haven for pollinators and talks on 18th-century New England architecture, to name a few.

There is no cost to attend the meeting. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the non-profit Tasha Tudor Society.

Those seeking additional information about the new chapter may email tashatudorsocietyct@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/tashatudorsocietyCT and https://tashatudorsociety.org

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