Speaker Dr. Alan Armitage
The Willowwood Foundation in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission is delighted to present the 4th Annual Tubbs Lecturer, Dr. Allan Armitage, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Stone Barn, Willowwood Arboretum.
Tickets now available at $30 each. Call 973-326-7601 for registration.
Attendees will experience Dr. Armitage’s sharp wit and bottomless curiosity and learn the backstory behind the plant names “hooker’s lips” and “hairy balls,” along with other favorites including, “bachelor’s buttons,” “boneset,” and “bouncing bet” as related in his new book “Of Baked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots“.
Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as an award-winning writer, international speaker, and researcher. In addition to 15 books, he’s written hundreds of academic and industry papers, as well as a unique monthly column for “Greenhouse Grower” for over 30 years. No column has ever been repeated! He is an Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia (retired 2014). His app for smartphones and tablets, “Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals,” serves as a bridge between industry and consumer and is popular for home gardeners and industry professionals alike. He holds academic degrees from McGill University, Canada, University of Guelph, Canada and Michigan State University, USA. Allan has introduced over 20 plants to the gardening community, including best-sellers Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ and ‘Margarita’ ornamental sweet potato.