The StateBotanical Garden in Athens is hosting a lecture series. Noted horticulturist Allan Armitagewill speak about gardens around the world in a series of talks at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Dr. Armitage(www.allanarmitage.net) 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 fromDonderos’ Kitchen in the VisitorCenter. The lectures will be in the Garden’s Visitor Center & Conservatory at
2450 SouthMilledgeAvenuein Athens from .
The first lecture is also the first evening forTGIT: Think Garden – It’s Tuesday! The Garden’s VisitorCenter will be open until on Tuesday evenings so visitors can enjoy the Garden at a different time of day, including the Garden Gift Shop andDonderos’ Kitchen.
The schedule for ‘The World is MyGarden’ is:
January24 -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
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 benefiting the garden and library. Visit http://botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6138 for tickets to the lectures.