“Woodland Treasures” – a Lecture by John Lonsdale
April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm| Free
Saturday, April 8, Lyndhurst Carriage House, 10AM
“Woodland Treasures” A Talk/Slide presentation by John Lonsdale
Presented by the Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society
John will discuss a selection of the many unusual and beautiful woodland plants which he grows in his garden in Exton, PA. The presentation will highlight genera including Trillium, Galanthus, Cyclamen, Corydalis, Hepatica, Erythronium, Cypripedium, Epimedium and Arisaema, members of which are suitable for a variety of conditions from dry shade to vernally moist sunlit woodland edges. John is particularly interested in pushing the limits of cultivation of many of these plants, and the talk will emphasize methods for their cultivation and propagation
Born in England, John Lonsdale has grown a wide variety of alpine and woodland plants and bulbs for more than 30 years, and is a recipient of the Alpine Garden Society Gold Merit Medal. He has traveled extensively to study plants in habitat, especially Trillium in the SE USA. John regularly contributes articles to the publications of a number of horticultural societies, lectures widely and maintains a website (www.edgewoodgardens.net) featuring over 10,000 images of plants growing in his Exton, PA garden. He contributed a chapter discussing Cyclamen in North America to the book, “Genus Cyclamen in Science, Cultivation, Art and Culture”, published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. John received his Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1985.