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Christopher Woods Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens
Widely recognized as an outstanding horticulturalist, Chris has received a Professional Citation for significant achievements in public horticulture from the American Public Garden Association and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He is a sought-after public speaker and author of The Encyclopedia of Perennials: a gardener’s guide.
Chris started his career at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, where he was trained as a horticulturist. In 1981 he came to the United States and served as Director and Chief Designer of Chanticleer Garden, a forty-eight-acre botanical garden built on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate. There he transformed a moribund private estate into one of America’s most exuberant, romantic and flamboyant gardens. Subsequently, he was the Vice President for Horticulture and External Operations for the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and then part-time Executive Director of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy in Ojai, California. In September, 2006 he was appointed Director, of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada. While pleased to be in Canada his heart yearned for California and in January, 2008 assumed the position of Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden.
Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members
Tickets available at the door.
Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122
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