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Engaging guide thru 100 Acre Wood Kathryn Aalto is an enchanting story teller and preservationist of the work of A.A. Milne and the nature that inspired his beloved books. The audience was so excited to follow her on her walk thru the Hundred Acre Wood during the “Botanica Luncheon” for Klehm Arboretum & Botanica Gardens. The Rockford Public Library was delighted to have her sign books and talk with guests the evening before at a showing of the movie “Christopher Robin.” She is an engaging and endearing speaker. She wanted to learn all she could about Rockford during her short visit and we would welcome her back anytime. We have so much to learn from her!
Fantastic, Warm, Engaging Speaker! Kathryn Aalto recently spoke at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden's annual spring fundraiser ("Botanica: A Gardener's Luncheon") and was so very engaging, warm, personable and knowledgeable that we received compliments many times over on her presentation and the event. We could not have asked for a better person to showcase at our event, and she is highly recommended to any individual or organization seeking a speaker that will provide an outstanding, interesting and highly enjoyable program.
Speaker Review Kathryn Aalto spoke on April 11, 2019 at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island. Her lecture was co-hosted by Old Westbury Gardens, North Country Garden Club and Three Harbors Garden Club, both members of the Garden Club of America. Kathryn's lecture and slide presentation was a wonderful combination of history, horticulture, literature and charm. She is an engaging speaker and delighted her audience with her extensive knowledge of A.A.Milne and the forest that inspired the magical Hundred Acre Wood.
Fascinating viewpoint I specifically wanted to attend the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to hear Kathryn Aalto speak. As an avid gardener and a Classic Pooh collector who would dearly love to visit the English countryside where Milne lived and the Pooh stories originated, I was excited to hear Kathryn's take on it from a botanical point of view. I was not disappointed. Her photos and oral descriptions of the land and how they played into the Pooh stories were fascinating and the talk was over before I knew it. This was not your usual garden talk. It was so much more and I left the talk wanting even more to visit Ashdown Forest someday.
Clever and evocative I had the good fortune to hear Kathryn speak at our local library in Monroe, Washington. She showed gorgeous slides of the English countryside and spoke about them in relation to Winnie the Pooh. Kathryn is a clever and evocative speaker. Not only did I learn about the natural world that inspired author and father A.A. Milne, but Kathryn's presentation made me feel like packing my bag and travelling to see for myself!
Speaker review Kathryn is an exuberant,learned,interactive speaker. She spoke at the Fort Worth Garden Club in the Botanic Gardens about The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh. That alone is charming, but she brought it to life with slides of the real habitats of the characters. The audience enjoyed answering her questions and asking questions. She is a delightful speaker.
Extraordinary Seminar from Extraordinary Speaker Kathryn Aalto was a Speaker at the 2016 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. I found all of our advance communications in making the arrangements for her appearance/book signings to be warm and gracious. Kathryn is a charming speaker, and really connected with our mostly Northwest gardening audience. They seemed to appreciate her historical stories, and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful photos of the English plants and landscapes. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathryn for any group wishing to bring in a speaker who is warm, charming, interesting and has a fascinating new and unique story to tell that puts her in a genre all her own for gardening enthusiasts. ~ Janet Endsley, Seminar Manager, Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Real World Connected I have seen Kathryn speak on a number of occasions and helped in a small way with her wonderful book The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh. Her appreciation and sheer love for the complimentary worlds of landscape and art is refreshing and I never leave feeling anything but elated. Live a little - go and see her talk!
Hometown presentation Kathryn came home to central California to present a program in my front room. It wasn't the most convenient of venues, but Kathryn was nimble in the tech setup for her presentation, and gave a wonderful program about her book "The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh". She really made the Hundred Acre Wood come to life in our little walnut orchard in California, and the reception afterward was a true pleasure, when we could visit with Kathryn, ask more questions, and have our books signed. It was a very entertaining afternoon with a very warm and interesting author.
Entertaining and educational I had the pleasure of hearing Kathryn Aalto speak at the opening event for the Twin Cities Book Festival. She entertained a large crowd with her interesting power point presentation and richly detailed talk. It was wonderful to hear this childhood classic brought to life through the natural history of the English countryside.
Winnie-the-Pooh and Kathryn Too I ran to my local independent bookstore here in Doylestown Pa after I heard an enchanting segment on All Things Considered (NPR) describing Kathryn's Book on the Hundred Acre Wood. Kathryn happened to be early for her presentation. She kindly autographed copies of her book and we had a heartfelt conversation about family, life, and the Poohsticks Bridge. Kathryn is warm, engaging, and an amazing resource for all things "Garden"...
Great gardener, great speaker I've been lucky enough to encounter Kathryn on a few occasions over the last couple of years. Together, we've visited the San Joaquin Valley of her youth and the Ashdown Forest of Christopher Robin - all within the space of a few minutes whilst seated with a audience enchanted by her intelligent, insightful and entertaining presence. Great gardener, great speaker.
Kathryn Aalto My husband and attended Kathryn's talk in Tulsa at the Philbrook Museum. It was so much fun to taste various honeys on display and have a themed cocktail in the waiting area before she spoke. My husband is from England and he appreciated the lovely slides of the forest and Kathryn and her children on their "rambles" in the countryside. It was even more special that we had a Devon connection!!!