List of program schedule during our 2019-2020 season:
September 16, 2019
Steve Bender a.k.a Southern Living Magazine’s The Grumpy Gardener!
Steve Bender is Senior Writer at Southern Living and has been with the magazine since 1983. In addition to producing, writing, and editing gardening articles geared to a beginning gardener audience of more than 2.5 million subscribers, he edited The New Southern Living Garden Book, The Southern Living Landscape Book, and The Southern Living Garden Problem Solver, and co-authored the award-winning Pass-along Plants. Steve also writes regularly for his blog, “The Grumpy Gardener” (1.6 million-page views per year), the Grumpy Gardener Facebook page (13,000 likes), and SouthernLiving.com (12 million views/month). He has won many Quill & Trowel awards from the Garden Writers of America and in 2005 was presented the Horticultural Communication Award by the American Horticultural Society. He holds a B.A. in History form Washington College in Chestertown, MD and a Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture from the Institute of Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland.
October 21, 2019
Bradley Roberts: Conifers of the Southeast
Come to hear this nationally known conifer expert talk about these chiefly evergreen trees and shrubs that include pine, fir, spruce, and yews. Roberts is currently the Curator of Herbaceous Plants at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
Bradley Robert’s Bio: Bradley earned an Associate’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2008. After serving his internship at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Bradley went on to become the Director of Horticulture at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, Georgia. He has also worked on the horticulture staff at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, South Carolina, before returning to Brookgreen Gardens. Bradley currently works at the Norfolk Botanical Garden as the Curator of Herbaceous Plants. A native of Horry County, South Carolina, Bradley has an affinity for southeastern natives, and is an avid conifer enthusiast who has served as the Vice President and President of the Southeast Region of the American Conifer Society