Spring Into Summer Weekend

Spring Into Summer Weekend

There will be book signings following each lecture.

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Friday, June 1st: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Cocktails with Dr. Allan Armitage

“Who Put Naked Ladies In My Garden?”

Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00am
Look What They’ve Done to My Annuals! These are no longer Grandma’s Marigolds with Dr. Allan Armitage

Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00pm Perennials:
If I am going to spend my money, I might as well buy the good stuff with Dr. Allan Armitage

There will be book signings following each lecture.

Dr. Allan Armitage

  • Emeritus Profesor of Horticultutre at the University of Georgia (retired 2014)
  • Well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world.
  • Written over 70 academic papers, 500 industry papers.
  • Written 16 books that serve as classroom texts, reference books and gardeners’ companions. His newest book “It’s Not Just About The Hat” descibes his journey from a boy in Canada to a internationally known horticulturist.
  • Teaches two online courses (“for the world”) on Perennials
  • Has written an App for smartphones and tablets “Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals” that serves as a bridge between industry and consumer.
  • Has writted a monthly column for a national greenhouse publication, “Greenhouse Grower”, for over 30 years. No column has ever been repeated.
  • Consults with successful companies on selection and marketing of herbaceous plants and horticulural products.
  • Holds academic degrees from McGill University, Canada, University of Guelph, Canada and Michigan State University, USA.
  • His company, Garden Vistas, has organized tours oto the Great Gardens of the World every year for over 25 years.
  • His photos have ben published widely in books, and are sold online for use on labels, benchtags or books.
  • Introduced over 20 plants to the gardeing community, including Verbena “Homestead Purple’ and ‘Margarita’ ornamental sweet potato.
  • He conducted research in New Crop Introduction and Evaluation, and Environmental Physiology.
  • Developed and maintained The Trial Gardens at UGA where new plants from breeders throughout the world were evaluated for heat and humidity permormance.
  • Invited lecturer in Canada, the United States, Portugal, Colombia, New Zealand, Australia and Europe and is in constant demand. He has visited research and production centers throughout the world and studies annuals, perennials, cut flowers and greenhouse crops in various climates.
  • His two latest books “It’s Not Just About The Hat” (2015) and “Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots” (2017) have been been unamimously praised and have become best sellers in the Horticuture market.
  • Many, many awards for teaching, writing and research

 

Saturday, June 2nd: 11:30am
Creating Landscapes with Janice Parker

There will be book signings following each lecture.

JANICE PARKER, RLA, ASLA
Award-winning landscape architect Janice Parker has dedicated her creative life to the pursuit of craft, quality, innovation and art. Originally from New York City she has always been drawn to the natural world. “I knew every tree on my street and to this day my favorite landscapes are along the Hudson River. My very first memory is of a flower.” Her work has been heavily influenced by the classical teachings of her artist peers. Since creating Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 1984, Janice has cultivated the firm to one of national prominence. Under her guidance, the firm has been honored with multiple awards including the 2017 Stars of Design Award for Landscape Design, the 2017 New England Design Hall of Fame Award, the 2016 Stanford White Award for Garden Design, the 2015 Professional Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture.

As an active member of the Stewardship Council for The Cultural Landscape Foundation her notable career has embodied the essence of stewardship through education. To that end Janice actively mentors, lectures and volunteers. She has taught Landscape Design and Construction Detailing at the New York Botanical Gardens and New York Horticultural Society and has lectured at the Parrish Art Museum, Boscobel House and Gardens, New Canaan Nature Center, The Bruce Museum and the Greenwich Garden Center.

CREATING LANDSCAPES – VISION & PROCESS
In her well‐rounded career as a landscape architect, horticultural specialist, garden consultant, teacher, floral designer and speaker, Janice Parker has distinguished herself by rethinking accepted landscape practices and developing inventive, personal solutions for difficult problems. In this lecture Parker recalls her experience and practice, though case studies and anecdotes and offers unique personal insights into the design process. The presentation features breathtaking photography augmented by color renderings, inspiring artworks, brief videos and plans.