Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lecture Series Brings a World of Gardens to Athens

Noted horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about gardens around the world in a series of talks at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Armitage ( is a writer, speaker and researcher who has studied annuals, perennials and more in various climates and runs The Trial Gardens at UGA in Athens.

Once a month through June, attendees will be able to hear about gardens in different countries at ‘The World is My Garden,’ starting with The Gardens of Ireland on January 24, 2012. The $10 ticket price per lecture includes a $2 voucher to purchase a beverage or snack from Donderos’ Kitchen in the Visitor Center. The lectures will be in the Garden’s Visitor Center & Conservatory at 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens from 7:00-8:00 pm.

This series is cosponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, with proceeds benefitting the garden and library. Visit or call 706-542-6138 for tickets to the talks.

The first lecture is also the first evening for TGIT: Think Garden – It’s Tuesday! The Garden’s Visitor Center will be open until 8:30 pm on Tuesday evenings so visitors can enjoy the Garden at a different time of day, including the Garden Gift Shop and Donderos’ Kitchen

Schedule for ‘The World is My Garden’:
January 24 - The Gardens of Ireland
February 21 - The Gardens of Japan
March 20 - The Gardens of Wales
April 17 - The Gardens of Eastern Australia
May 15 - The Gardens of Western Canada
June 19 - The Gardens of New Zealand

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