Published on 01/19/12

Allan Armitage to lead virtual tour of Ireland gardens at State Botanical Garden

University of Georgia horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about gardens around the world in a series of talks set to begin Jan. 24 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

A writer, speaker and researcher, Armitage is a member of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty and leads the Trial Gardens at the university.

Once a month through June, Armitage will present “The World is My Garden” lecture, starting with the gardens of Ireland on Jan. 24. The lectures will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the botanical garden’s visitor center and conservatory.

“The World is My Garden” series will also include the following lectures:

• Feb. 21, The Gardens of Japan

• March 20, The Gardens of Wales

• April 17, The Gardens of Eastern Australia

• May 15, The Gardens of Western Canada

• June 19, The Gardens of New Zealand

Each lecture costs $10 and tickets can be purchased by calling (706) 542-6138. The Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library cosponsor the series.

Article by Connie Cottingham, public relations specialist for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

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