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How to build a truly interesting garden

Jun 14, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


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Marcia McIntyre

Flowers, trees, bulbs and perennials are endlessly fascinating to the avid gardener, but what do they mean to the average passerby besides providing an attractive backdrop? How can you make a Garden that is interesting and engaging for everyone? As the Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte Botanical Gardens it is Jeff's job to bring the world of plants to people. Join the Multnomah Master Gardener Association's Speaker Series, as Jeff highlights on what it takes to make Botanical Gardens and backyards engaging and exciting for the average person.

Jeff Gillman is the Director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. He holds a Ph.D. in Horticulture and a Master's Degree in Entomology, both from the University of Georgia. Jeff has authored or coauthored five popular books on gardening and the environment, he is a contributing editor to Fine Gardening Magazine, and in 2018 he received the Garden Writers of America's Cynthia Westcott Award for making scientific writing accessible to laypeople. He has appeared on Martha Stewart and Growing a Greener World and is the cohost of the podcast The Plants we Eat. Jeff is willing to try just about anything to get people excited about the amazing world of plants and the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, with their amazing staff and facilities, is the perfect place to do it.

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