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Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

On Sunday, April 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., join well-known writer, speaker, researcher, and plant advocate Dr. Allan Armitage, and enjoy his lecture “Tales from the Garden” in the Stone Barn at the Willowwood Arboretum in Chester Township.

Dr. Armitage in a sunhat, tending roses

Dr. Allan Armitage

Aside from being the top perennial plant expert in the country, Dr. Allan Armitage excels in storytelling. His talk explores the mistaken myth of carrots improving eyesight, how a voodoo lily almost cancelled a marriage, and other wonderful tales. His stories touch on world history topics as well, including plants’ involvement in World Wars I and II, indigo’s role in Colonial America, and Queen Anne’s legacy that lives on in a simple roadside wildflower.

Following the lecture, Dr. Armitage will be available for a book signing and a walk through the garden. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Admission is $30 per person, and pre-registration is required. For more information and directions to the Willowwood Arboretum, visit morrisparks.net, or call 973.326.7601.