Speaker: James Gagliardi, Horticulturist with Smithsonian Gardens and Editor of the Smithsonian’s first gardening book ‘Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location’
Smithsonian Gardens extends the exhibits and learning at the Smithsonian Institution’s museums in Washington, DC outdoors for 30 million annual visitors. As the lead horticulturist at the National Museum of Natural History, James Gagliari cares for the Pollinator Garden and designed and installed the new Urban Bird Habitat. These gardens are an oasis for many pollinator and bird species. James will share the successes of the gardens and show beautiful images. He will teach about plants you can use in your own garden to support a healthy ecosystem for wildlife.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910. (GPS device address: 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring) It's at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.
Parking in the garage across street from the civic center, on Ellsworth, is free if you enter after 7:00 p.m.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.