Location: Large upstairs conference room, Udall Building, Center for Museum Resources, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
Cost: FREE (space limited, registration required)
Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) Chapter of Santa Fe invites you to a special presentation by Eleftherios Dariotis, a horticulturist and botanist from Athens, Greece.
Alpine Flora of Greece: From the Peloponnese to Macedonia, a tour of the alpine and pseudo-alpine habitats of the Greek mountains
Eleftherios has studied plant production in Greece and completed an M.Sc. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis and another one in Horticulture from the University of Reading in England. He has created two private gardens in Paiania, Greece which hold a large variety of Lamiaceae (mint family) and other plants, traveled extensively around the world and especially in Greece´s diverse habitats to see and photograph the native plants and has worked in the agricultural and environmental public sectors in Greece. His plant interests include everything in the family Lamiaceae, with a special attraction to Salvias, along with a love for South African Bulbs and Mediterranean climate shrubs and perennials that he is continuously introducing and promoting in Athens’ tough local gardening conditions.
Learn more about North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS): www.nargs.org
NARGS is for gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, whether such plants originate above treeline or at lower elevations. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation and propagation, and of construction, maintenance, and design of special interest gardens. Woodland gardens, bog gardens, raised beds, planted walls, container gardens, and alpine berms are all addressed.
Toward this end NARGS offers its members the Rock Garden Quarterly, an annual seedlist, local chapter meetings, and a growing web presence.
NARGS, organized in 1934, currently has approximately 2,650 members in the US, Canada, and thirty other nations.
For more information contact: Robin Magowan at 505-983-8599 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org or for directions call Santa Fe Botanical Garden (505) 471-9103.
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