Morven garden lecture slated at Jasna Polana March 16

   Historic Morven is presenting a garden lecture on March 16 which is "sure to inspire both gardeners and non gardeners," organizers promise.
   Garden writer Louisa Jones will present "A Passion for Gardening" at Beata’s House on the grounds of Jasna Polana in Princeton. The 2 p.m. lecture about gardening in the French Country tradition will be followed by refreshments. Tickets are $40.
   Canadian by birth, Dr. Jones began gardening in southern France in 1975 after buying an old farmstead surrounded by vineyards and trees. Now a recognized authority on French gardening traditions and author of 16 books on French gardens, landscapes and food, Ms. Jones lectures widely and continues to explore her specialties — contemporary trends in French garden-making and "everything about Provence."
   "Most people assume that French gardens are all like Versailles," Ms. Jones states, "but there is an older tradition of home gardening combining food, herbs, fruit and flowers which became the French country garden." She will also peek about the Mediterranean gardening style, much in vogue today.
   Morven, a National Historic Landmark, was home to Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and five New Jersey governors. It now functions as a museum and public garden.
   For more detailed information, call Morven at (609) 683-4495 or e-mail morvennj@aol.com.