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Lunch & Tour with Dr. Allan Armitage: Legends & Lore of Plants

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this intimate, informative, and entertaining garden tour, “Dr. A” will highlight Western legends in horticulture, plant nicknames, and extraordinary stories behind plant discovery, cultivation, and uses. Whether you’re a new or seasoned gardener, Dr. A’s stories will enlighten and clarify your curiosities about plant origins, classification, and naming. After the tour, we’ll dine together in the newly renovated Cafe at the Gardens. Lunch is included in the price of the event.

Class Level: All Levels


Instructor 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 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
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$58 – $70
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Allan Armitage