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Week Five: Brown Bag Lecture


"Amazing Private Gardens"
Speaker/Guide: Sally Cunningham

Garden Expert
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

Garden touring is a growing trend, but seeing great gardens can also be daunting. What are you seeing? What lessons can you apply to your own yard and garden? What do other gardeners do that turns “just pretty” into “Wow”? With photographs from her travels—from the famous Garden Walk Buffalo to England and Ireland--Sally will help you look with new eyes at superior plants and understand how to use your space, art, and hardscape. You will leave ready to add new personality and character to your own garden. This is also a preview of Sally’s new book on this topic—expected publication date October 2018. 

Sally Cunningham is a garden expert and landscape professional, writer for the Buffalo News and Buffalo Spree Magazine, and tour director for Great Garden Travel  AAA Horizon Club Tours. She is a former Cornell Cooperative Extension Agent , Master Gardener, and consultant at Lockwood’s Greenhouses in Hamburg. Sally is author of Great Garden Companions (Rodale Books), contributor to many books including The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, and is currently working on a new book about Amazing Private Gardens. Sally has been awarded Landscape Professional of the Year by the New York State and Region 6 nursery and landscape associations, and recognized for her contributions to ecology education by the WNY Land Conservancy.

BTG's weekly Tuesday 12:15pm lecture platform features national experts presenting a range of topics concerning the natural world: wildlife, gardening, and the environment. Bring you lunch to Smith Wilkes Hall - lemon water provided. This signature lecture, usually with a slide show followed by Q&A, lasts approximately an hour. Engage with nature!


Earlier Event: July 24
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Later Event: July 24
Week Five: Garden Walk