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Director of Communications | City of Lakeland

228 S. Massachusetts Ave.  Lakeland, FL 33801

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HORTICULTURE AT HOLLIS GARDEN

 

LAKELAND, FL (May 8, 2013) - On Saturday, May 11th Hollis Garden will feature a series of horticulture lectures and presentations from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The day will include informative, hands-on tutorials on gardening, landscaping, orchid care and proper bonsai techniques. Hollis Garden is located at 702 Eat Orange Street,  Lakeland, FL 33801

 

Horticulturist, John King will conduct two presentations:

·         Vegetable Gardening in Florida at  11:00 a.m.

·         Designing the Edible Landscape at 4:00 p.m.

 

The Ridge Orchid Society will conduct presentations on: Repotting Orchids, Orchid Pests and Diseases & General Maintenance.  Zeke Wendtz with the Orchid Society will give the presentations at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. They will also have Membership information for The Ridge Orchid Society available.

 

The Bonsai Club will be doing demos all day and Terry Adkins will give a presentation at 1:00 p.m. Membership information for The Bonsai Club will be available for those that are interested. Carolyn Wilson with the Greater Lakeland Garden Club will be giving a presentation at 3:00 p.m.

 

Edward Murawski with The Native Plant Society will do a presentation on Native Plants and Their Use in the Landscape and there will be general information available for those interested in native plants.

 

Presentation Schedule

   

    11:00-11:45:  John King; Vegetable Gardening in Florida

   

    12:00-12:35:  Zeke Wendtz; The Ridge Orchid Society

   

    1:00-1:40:      Terry Adkins; The Bonsai Club

   

    2:00-2:35:      Zeke Wendtz; The Ridge Orchid Society

   

    3:00-3:45:      Carolyn Wilson; Greater Lakeland Garden Club

  

    4:00-4:45:      John King; Designing the Edible Landscape

  

    5:00-5:45:      Edward Murawski; The Native Plant Society  

   

    6:00-6:45:      Zeke Wendtz; The Ridge Orchid Society

  

*ALL presentations will be held in front of the Koi Pond at Hollis Garden*

 

Hollis Garden is a formal 1.2 acre botanical garden donated to the City of Lakeland by the Hollis Family. The garden is located on historic Lake Mirror accessible from the Frances Langford Promenade and Orange Street. The garden contains several water features and displays thousands of flowering plants, ornamental shrubs, historic trees, herbs and vegetables. The beautiful layout of Hollis Gardens is set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art and ornamental fountains.  For more information on Hollis Gardens, please visit www.lakelandgov.net and click on the Parks and Recreation navigation.

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