In what is nearly a footnote to garden history, the small town of Groton, Massachusetts was once home to the first school of landscape architecture and horticulture for women.  Starting with a potpourri of subjects in 1901, the school honed in on teaching landscape architecture with practitioners such as Fletcher Steele, Ellen Biddle Shipman, Elizabeth Pattee, and Robert Sturtevant as faculty and advisors.  The school later merged with the Rhode Island School of Design.  This book will focus on key people from each decade and gardens designed by Lowthorpe graduates to visit today.