Lecture Series

The Vollmer Center
Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD.21209
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Members are required to show a current MEMBERSHIP CARD for free admission to lectures
Guest of members also receive free admisiion
Admission for non-member is $10
For more information call:410-821-5561
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TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
VINCENT SIMEONE

 

 


Vincent Simeone
"The Ever-changing and Exciting World of Hydrangeas."
  
Vincent has worked in the horticultural field for over 27 years. He received an AAS degree in ornamental horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York and a BS in ornamental horticulture from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. While at Georgia, Vincent studied under well-known professors Dr. Michael Dirr and Dr. Allan Armitage. Vincent also obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from C.W. Post- Long Island University in 2003. Vincent has specialized expertise in woody plant id, culture, use and selection of superior varieties. Vincent is an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant. He has spoken to many groups nation wide and has appeared on several garden shows including Martha Stewart Living and HGTV. Vincent teaches horticulture classes at New York Botanical Garden and Hofstra University

TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
OCTOBER14, 2013

 




Emma Seniuk

"Dixter Days"
Emma is currently the cut flower and vegetable gardener at Chanticleer in Wayne Pennsylvania.
"Like most gardeners, I’ve loved plants since I was a child.  Over the years I have worked at a variety of jobs- nurseries, landscaping, beekeeping, helping to manage a Christmas tree farm but once I was introduced to public horticulture I was drawn in, hook, line and sinker.  I worked at Mt. Cuba Center as a seasonal, Longwood as a student, volunteered at Chanticleer over the years, had a year and half long studentship at Great Dixter and now am fortunate enough to be full time at Chanticleer." 

Great Dixter House and Gardens - East Sussex, England  November 2011 to November 2012
North American Christopher Lloyd Scholar                                           
Developed and planted section in Orchard Garden in partnership with 2011 Christopher Lloyd Scholar, overseen by Fergus Garrett.


TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
BEN FLANNER




Ben Flanner

"The Many Hats of Rooftop Farming"

Imagine two acres of rooftop gardens in Brooklyn, N.Y. producing vegetables.  This successful business venture and urban adventure was co-founded by Ben Flanner, who will share the story of the world’s largest rooftop farm—Brooklyn Grange.

Ben Flanner /vimeo

TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
DECEMBER 9, 2013

 

Tony Aiello   

"Plant Explorations in a Modern World and more."






                                  


                 
January Plant Forum - January 25, 2015
HSM-PPA Winter Seminar - February 21, 2015

                                  

TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
MARCH 10, 2015
BILL WEAVER


 

Bill Weaver
"Heirloom Vegetables and Cooking".
Food historian William Woys Weaver has been gardening with heirloom varieties since he was a boy. But finding his grandfather’s rare seed collection in a deep freeze may have been the critical point in determining his unique career path. Today, Weaver’s collection includes over 4,000 varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Bill is an expert on how to grow and cook with heirloom varieties.





TUESDAY, 7:30
APRIL 14, 2015


 

 TBA

 

 

 


TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
MAY 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

Speaker TBA

ANNUAL TOOL DRIVE
Before the May 13th program, in the Vollmer Center Circle driveway
FOR The Parks & People Foundation.  This was our third year participating in the drive
which provides tools that are housed in “libraries” for loan to gardeners in Baltimore City.

Events
Sunday, June7, 2015


Annual Garden Tour