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Memphis Horticultural Society – “I Filled Up My Garden so I Started a Botanical Garden” with Hayes Jackson
October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hayes Jackson is Urban Regional Extension Agent at Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Director of Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston, AL, and World-Traveled Plant Explorer.
An avid horticulturist and true plant collector, Hayes has ventured to places like China, the Himalayas, Japan, Korea, and Guatemala to look for new plants for Southern landscapes. However, one of Hayes’ best finds literally came from his own backyard — Hydrangea arborescens ‘Hayes’ Starburst’.
Hayes has created a 7-acre garden at his home in Anniston, Alabama, where he experiments and trials many plants. His wildly eclectic garden has been featured in many publications including Southern Living. A fine example of botanical addiction, the garden is composed of beds packed with a multitude of plants. He has developed large collections of palms, ginger lilies, bamboo, camellias, azaleas, conifers, hostas, natives, hydrangeas, cacti, succulents, trilliums, cannas, elephant ears, wildflowers, magnolias, amaryllis, daffodils, and hollies.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Members free – Visitors $5