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‘Green Thumb’ Getaway

Submitted by on August 13, 2012 – 8:24 amNo Comment

Take your gardening skill set to a higher level at the 14th annual “In the Garden Weekend”, set for August 17 through 19, 2012, at the Homestead Resort, 7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia (map).

Three days of lectures, seminars, luncheons and garden tours are on tap, fashioned in partnership with the American Horticulture Society.

The weekend at the historic Allegheny Mountain resort is designed to educate and inspire gardeners of all ages to succeed in environmentally responsible horticulture. Andre Viette, horticulturalist, author, lecturer and host of the “In the Garden” radio show, leads this botanical adventure.

Special guests include Gabriele Rausse, assistant director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello; James Piggott, an expert on grape-growing who produces and sells his own grapes to Charlottesville-area wineries; June Mays, a specialist at garden design, and Ross A. Hotchkiss, director of the American Daffodil Society, who will share insight on the influence flower gardens had in Shakespeare’s literature.

In addition, The Homestead’s own green industry expert, Forrest Lee, will lead two walking tours of gardens at the 3,000-acre resort.

(Photo courtesy of the Homestead)

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