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Garden Tour with Dr. Armitage: Stories of Trials & Triumphs

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join award-winning horticulturist and author Dr. Allan Armitage for an insider’s perspective of breeding, cultivating, and trialing plants that millions of gardeners enjoy today. Dr. A’s vibrant storytelling style and abundant knowledge of plants make any plant lover truly hear and hold onto every word. Stroll along with a fascinating, horticulturally encyclopedic narrator, and you’ll learn about the trials, challenges, and successes discussed and inspired by the plants encountered, along the garden tour.  

Class Level: All Levels


Instructor Bio:

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 story books, 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. To view informative, and instructional short videos filmed in his personal garden, visit his YouTube channel.




September 7
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$32 – $42
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Allan Armitage