Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Garden Assessment Project Leader
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
English Tools for a Southern Garden
Take a trip across the pond to explore the magical world of English Gardens. In this talk Molly will unpack the lessons she learned from 10 months of living and working in gardens across the UK. The talk will specifically center on the skills she learned working for 4 months in the perennial wonderland at Great Dixter. The talk will finish by walking through how Molly applies these lessons in a southern context at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, culminating in the newly re-imagined perennial flower border.
Molly toggles the worlds of design and plants as both a trained horticulturist and landscape architect. As the Garden Assessment Project Leader for the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens she is facilitating a comprehensive review of more than 2 dozen individual gardens that are featured on the 67.5 acre property. She is also a key support player in the renewal of the Gardens' master plan, in addition to managing design development and review of ongoing garden projects. Before returning to Birmingham to take on this new role, she spent 10 months living in the UK, sinking her hands into the soil at some of the top gardens across the country as the Garden Club of America's 2016-2017 Royal Horticultural Society's Interchange Fellow.
For more information, see Birmingham Botanical Gardens.