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"Nativars: Good, Bad, or Just Beautiful?" by Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture, Mt. Cuba Center

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Location: Ballroom | Date: 3/2/2018 | Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us at the Garden on Friday, March 2, 2018, 12:00 pm for "Nativars: Good, Bad, or Just Beautiful?" by Travis Beck.

Depending on your point of view, nativars (cultivated varieties of native plants) are either the improved version of their wild cousins or ecologically impoverished ornaments. Hear how recent work at Mt. Cuba Center illuminates the real qualities of these plants and take away some ideas on how best to use them in your garden.

Travis Beck is Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, overseeing 500 acres of native plant gardens, landscaped and natural grounds. He holds a Master's in Horticulture from Ohio State University, is a registered landscape architect and ISA Certified Arborist®. Author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design. He loves to apply scientific thinking to thorny garden questions.

Lecture is Free. Reservations are required. Register online below or call 336-996-7888. 

Bring your lunch. The Garden will provide drinks. 

Lecture is part of our Chip Callaway Lecture Series.

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