Published on 05/03/12

UGA horticulturist to present virtual tour of Canadian gardens

University of Georgia horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about the gardens of Western Canada on May 15 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.

As part of “The World is My Garden” lecture, Armitage will present on Western Canadian gardens from 7-8 p.m. in the botanical garden’s visitor center and conservatory.

The series began in January and has covered gardens in Ireland, Japan, Wales and Eastern Australia. The concluding presentation will cover New Zealand gardens on June 19.

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.

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