Conversations with Great American Gardeners
The American Horticultural Society is excited to launch a new virtual speaker series featuring current and past Great American Gardeners Award Winners and Book Award Winners.
Since 1953, the AHS has been recognizing and celebrating horticultural champions that represent the best in American gardening. In a lively and engaging conversational format, speakers will share their knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener. Holly Shimizu is a nationally recognized horticulturist with a rich background in public gardens and garden communication.

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Shane Smith webinar
Since its inception in 1977 until 2018, Shane Smith was the director (and a founder) of the award-winning Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Wyoming’s only public botanic garden. The operation includes 9 acres of developed grounds, one of the nation’s oldest and largest solar-heated and solar-powered greenhouses, and the recently opened Paul Smith Children’s Village, which is the nation’s first public children’s garden to receive LEED Platinum designation. Currently, Shane Smith is the Director Emeritus.

He continues to mentor other botanic gardens and continues to garden in his state-of-the-art greenhouse in western Colorado. In addition to the AHS's 2012 Professional Award, Smith has received the Wyoming Governor's Community Hero award; the Wyoming Business Council Award of Excellence for starting the State of Wyoming’s first modern farmer’s market; the 2011 Award of Merit from the American Public Garden Association; and the 2012 National Garden Clubs Award of Excellence for his contributions to gardening and horticulture.

For over 41 years, Smith has consulted and lectured nationally on gardening, horticultural therapy, greenhouses, public garden design and community greening.
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.

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