March 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Non-member +$30.00, Member +$25.00
Elisabeth Cary
413.298.3926, x15

Sign up for both classes on March 8 and receive a 10% discount:  Woodland Treasures + The Wonderful World of Maples

Cyclamen alpinumLearn about the beautiful woodland plants grown by John Lonsdale from Edgewood Gardens, his family’s 1.7-acre garden in southeastern Pennsylvania. He will showcase plants that are Zone 5 hardy, including large and small species of bulbs, tubers, rhizomes, herbaceous perennials and small trees and shrubs suitable for a variety of site conditions. Primary flowering periods are February through July and September through November. At its peak in April and May, the woodland garden at Edgewood provides spectacular color as well as the more subdued greens and silvers of the “quieter” but no less valuable plants. The presentation will focus on methods for successful cultivation and propagation by division or seed. Genera discussed include Trillium, Helleborus, Hepatica, Erythronium, Cypripedium, Epimedium, Cyclamen, Corydalis, Asarum, Anemonella, Arisaema and Phlox.

John Lonsdale grew up in Sheffield, England and moved to the U.S. in 1995. He has developed a remarkable garden and plant collection in the genera listed above. He has been active as a participant and lecturer in many horticultural organizations, including the Alpine Garden Society, the Daphne Society, the Cyclamen Society and the North American Rock Garden Society. Lonsdale holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and works in the pharmaceutical industry to discover novel antibiotics. He lives in Exton, PA, with his wife and three daughters.

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