KARL GERCENS III - Perennially Inspired: Inspirational Itineraries for Galloping Gardeners - ZOOM meeting
Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create the world-renowned conservatory displays at Longwood Gardens? Karl Gercens has been involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of Longwood’s glasshouse wonders for half his life. With over 30 countries and 3,000+ gardens visited, he has seen some of the best components of what makes a great garden. Join Karl as he shares his most exciting floral finds and marvel at the end results at Longwood’s Grand Conservatory; hear how Karl juggles his schedule; be inspired and pick up tips on maximizing your time and cash to get out and enjoy a few of these places yourself!
Karl Gercens’ passion for horticulture started at an early age while growing-up on a 10,000 acre cotton plantation in Mississippi. The warm Mississippi climate and long growing season helped to nurture his fondness for plants and his appreciation for the wonders of natural beauty. Karl’s experimentation with different plant types and growing methods in that region sparked an interest in new & dynamic exploration for cultivation which ultimately led to his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture at Mississippi State University. Karl then completed academic internships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and at the Filoli Estate in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Karl's resume includes professional, hands-on skills from world class organizations such as Longwood Gardens [Kennett Square, PA], The Filoli Estate [Woodside, CA], and Walt Disney World [Orlando, FL]. His years of horticultural tenure include innovative design-work combined with time-honored approaches for serious gardening! His notoriety for using a pallet of colored foliage trees, shrubs, and perennials continues to funnel the exciting content of his professional lectures given nationwide and his horticultural classes offered at Longwood Gardens. When Karl is not gardening, lecturing, or consulting his horticultural passion extends worldwide with frequent visits to public and private gardens in all 50 states and more than 20 countries! While at those locations, he often takes vibrant and vivid digital photography which he catalogues to share his experiences with others.
Monthly Meeting on ZOOM
Monday, November 6th
6:00pm–7:15pm — “Doors” open at 5:45pm
Come early to chat with one another!
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