February 1, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Non-Member +$30.00, Member +$25.00
Elisabeth Cary
413.298.3926, x15

Sign up for both programs on February 1 and receive a 10% discount:  New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs + Growing More for Less

14.4.19 New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs for the Thinking GardenerIn this afternoon lecture, Vincent Simeone will share his thoughts on what he knows best—woody plants! Each year, hundreds of new species, varieties and cultivars of plants are introduced into commerce. Many are great while others remain lacking. Learn how to identify choice plants that offer superior flowers, foliage, fruit, superior vigor and cultural adaptability. This lecture will focus on the newest and most promising selections of trees and shrubs for the garden with a true appreciation for the best and brightest plants available.

Vincent Simeone for the past 22 years has worked in public horticulture at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York, where he is the Director. He has written and contributed to various gardening articles for magazines and newspapers and has published five books: Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Great Flowering Landscape Trees, Great Landscape Evergreens, The Wonders of the Winter Landscape and Grow More with Less: Sustainable Garden Methods. In 2010, Vincent contributed to a first-ever textbook on public garden management, and the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association honored him as Man of the Year. He teaches horticulture classes at New York Botanical Garden and Hofstra University. Over the last 14 years, Vincent has assisted Allan Armitage with garden tours through Southern England, Northern France, Southern Germany, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden.


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