2020 Lecture Series
Advance tickets are available for all BBGS lectures. Our lectures often sell out, so we strongly recommend buying your tickets in advance. Unless otherwise noted, BBGS lectures are $5 for members and $15 for non-members, and lectures begin at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm).
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With heart and humor, Ciscoe will regale us with a few of the gardening stories in his new book, Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom. Hear about the gardens he has tended, the wildlife he has encountered—deer, moles, rats, birds—lessons learned, and more. Each story will make you smile, but will also contain a nugget of gardening wisdom or a practical helpful tip that you can use in your own garden. Includes complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and laughter....Find out more »
Dr. Ari Novy is an award winning, nationally recognized plant biologist and researcher and is the President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden. After graduating from college in 2000, he decided to live in Italy for a while to burnish his Italian, his major at New York University. He volunteered as a gardener at a villa and ran a student gardening group, both new experiences for...Find out more »
Jeffrey Bale is an Oregon native residing in the beautiful city of Portland, After graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, he worked in an office for 20 minutes before running out the door and beginning a career designing and building gardens on his own. It was an early trip to Spain and Portugal that introduced him to the art of mosaic. On returning home, he taught himself how to build his own pebble and...Find out more »
Bob Hyland owns Hyland Garden Design based in Portland, Oregon and a retail garden shop, Contained Exuberance, where he sells pottery, fountains, benches, and hanging planters. He also offers residential garden design, coaching, and “container planting and wizardry.” Bob designs gardens that are “plant-driven,” exuberant, and sustainable, and he believes “Gardens should delight and excite you year-round.” Previously, he owned a regionally acclaimed nursery in New York’s Hudson Valley. He has also worked at Longwood Gardens, the San Francisco Botanical...Find out more »
Karen Chapman, an award-winning author, teaches container and landscape design in workshops and seminars across the country, as well as offering a range of online learning opportunities. She also leads gardening tours to England, where she was born and raised. Karen has co-authored two books: Fine Foliage and Gardening with Foliage First. Her most recent book is Deer Resistant Design: Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer. Learn how to create beautiful fence-free gardens that thrive despite the deer. Karen’s recently...Find out more »