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."
Hydrangeas are one of the most popular and beloved garden plants in the world. With so many new species and varieties now being introduced into the horticultural trade, gardeners have unlimited possibilities. While these possibilities are enough to make the average person crazy, a crafty gardener can illuminate the landscape with a wide variety of foliage textures and colors as well as flower types and colors. This lecture will provide a diverse selection of hydrangeas to enhance the garden. Specific information on cultural requirements, pruning and landscape use of hydrangeas will also be discussed.

Vincent Simeone is a horticulturist, garden writer, teacher and lecturer. He is the Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York where he has helped to coordinate large horticultural and educational symposia and special events. Vincent is an expert in woody plant identification, culture and use. He is an authority on selection of superior woody varieties. He is a prolific author and has written magazine and newspaper articles as well as several books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 14, 2014
EMMA SENIUK

 





OCTOBER 14TH - VOLLMER CENTER

ANNUAL PLANT AND SEED SWAP - For members and their guest
Starts 6:30 and ends at 7:15 p.m.
This is the popular "one for one" swap before the October Lecture.
Take your plants and seed packets - marked with botanical name - to the front of the Vollmer Center then look for addtions to your own garden.

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, 2014
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, 2014

TONY AIELLO

Tony S. Aiello   

"Plant Explorations in a Changing World: Collecting in the 21st Century"

A veteran of collecting in China, Europe and the southern Appalachian mountains, Aiello discusses the process of exploration and its potential to address biological changes in our landscapes. He profiles some of the promising plants found over the past 30 years.






                                  

January Plant Forum Sunday, January 25, 2015, - 1-3 p.m. Vollmer Center

Perennial Plant Association & HSM Winter Seminar, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 8:45 to 4 p.m.

                                  

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


 

Dr. Michael Raupp - The Bug Guy

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 7:30 PM
MAY 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL TOOL DRIVE - TUESDAY, OCT. 14TH. STARTS 6:30 AND ENDS AT 7:15 P.M.
Anyone can donate. Your donation gains you entry to the 7:30 lecture
In the Vollmer Center Circle driveway. Collection truck will be parked in the circle to accept your donations.
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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.

Gordon Hayward

"Designing with Stone"

Events
Sunday, June7, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Garden Tour
The 2015 tour will feature gardens in northern Baltimore County: Phoenix, Jarrettsville and Monkton.