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14th Annual Ina & Lewis Heafitz Endowed Lecture Series presents From Chaos to Contentment: The Making of a Garden

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Internationally recognized horticulturist Dr. Allan Armitage presents on his journey of creating a new personal garden. From years of working in horticulture and visiting hundreds of gardens globally, Dr. A, as many call him, was inspired to downsize his garden. With wisdom and empathy, Dr. Armitage will explain his difficult process of choosing the plants and combinations that meant the most to him and his family, with the ultimate goal of reducing chaos and increasing a sense of contentment.

Book signing available after the presentation. Bring a book or purchase onsite.

General admission to the Gardens is included in your registration, so please feel free to arrive at your convenience with your ticket in hand.

Special Presentation: All Levels


Presenter Biography:

Dr. Allan Armitage is a well-known writer, speaker, and horticulturist. Born and raised in Quebec and Ontario, he later lived in East Lansing, MI, and now resides in Athens, GA. He has worked with landscape plants and greenhouse crops in the North and South, and travels the world speaking and sharing his passion for plants. Armitage holds his B.Sc. from McGill University in Montreal, his M.Sc. from the University of Guelph, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Allan has written 17 books, such as Specialty Cut Flowers; A Grower’s Manual, and non-fiction storybooks: Of Naked Ladies and Forget-me-Knots, and Legends in the Garden; Who in The World is Nellie Stevens, co-written with Linda Copeland, and countless academic papers and hundreds of articles for both professional and weekend gardeners alike; including a monthly column in the national greenhouse publication, Greenhouse Grower for over 30 years. Visit his YouTube channel to view informative, instructional short videos filmed in his personal garden.

Allan Armitage website: https://www.allanarmitage.net/



September 6
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Allan Armitage