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Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Peter Grimaldi - Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

"Creating New Garden Spaces"

Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden opened at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden last fall, making the already vibrant display garden located outside Charlotte, North Carolina an even more attractive destination for children and garden enthusiasts of all ages. Director of Horticulture Peter Grimaldi will discuss various strategies for creating any new garden space as he tells the story of Lost Hollow’s planning and development. The new children’s garden is carefully knit into the history and identity of the existing collection and horticultural display at Daniel Stowe, which is characterized by unique combinations of many different southern perennials.


Pictures from the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Peter Grimaldi is the Director of Horticulture at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and oversees the full spectrum of horticultural operations from basic grounds maintenance to display design and production. Peter has a plant science degree from Cornell University where he focused on ornamental horticulture and floriculture. Peter came to the Garden from a career in commercial landscape construction where he managed large scale installations throughout the southeastern United States including the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte and work on campus at the College of Coastal Georgia as well as Elon University. Peter is especially passionate about large trees and woody perennials, but enjoys growing and talking about all plants.

At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines and catalogs to others in an open swap,
and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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