September Meeting and Members' Plant Sale: Bill McNamara from Quarry Hill Botanical Garden, California

Sep 11, 2016 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Get in on our members plant sale. There will be donated plants, with all prceeds going to ORG&HPS. As well, Virginia Hildebrandt and Steven Stehouwer will be selling their own plants.

Bring your mug and join us for our first meeting of the season!

After the break, Anna Leggatt will present a mini-talk on seed collecting and saving. Any members who want to contribute to this presentation should contact Anna.

There will be an auction of bulbs.

Pots and trays will be available for sale. Plant labels and glassine envelopes for sale, too.

  • Suitable for small alpines and seedlings - 10/$1.00, 100/$9.00, matching trays @ $ 2.00 each

  • Suitable for larger plants  10/$1.50, matching trays @ $ 2.00 each


Plant Hunting in China

Bill McNamara
Bill McNamara has travelled extensively to see plants in their natural habitat throughout the wilds of Asia. Working closely with local botanists, Bill and his colleagues pursue their mutual goals of research and conservation. The collections at Quarry Hill Botanical Garden attest to his efforts to preserve much of what he has found. Bill will share some of his adventures and his discoveries with us.


Bill McNamara

Inspired by the early plant explorers, Bill McNamara has botanized extensively in the wilds of Asia in order to discover plants for research and conservation. In 1987, Bill joined Quarry Hill Botanical Garden, a private research garden, where he was made executive director in 2007. He has received numerous awards over the years for his contribution to horticulture and research.


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