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Rock Garden Society Announces September Informational Meeting

Friday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m., FREE. Stewart L. Udall Center for Museum Resources on Museum Hill. 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Panayioti Kelaidis, the Senior Curator and Director of Denver Botanic Gardens Outreach

On behalf of the newly established Santa Fe chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS), the Santa Fe Botanical Garden will host an organizational meeting on Friday, September 28, at 3:00 p. m.  Speakers will include Panayoti Kelaidis,  the Senior Curator and Director of Denver Botanic Gardens Outreach, and Bill Adams, the owner of Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery, a rock garden nursery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Panayoti Kelaidis and Bill Adams will each speak about rock gardening, and Peter George will describe the many benefits that NARGS offers gardening enthusiasts.

Panayoti Kelaidis is an entertaining speaker with an international reputation for his work introducing South African and Central Asian plants to Rocky Mountain Gardeners.  An erudite plantsman, he is also interested in the aesthetics of gardens.

Bill Adams, Owner Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery

Bill Adams will talk about the southwestern plants that he has discovered and grown in his Sunscapes nursery.  He is currently treasurer of NARGS.

We hope to bring together a group of knowledgeable alpine and xeric gardeners ready to share their knowledge and advance the art of rock gardening.

Learn more about North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS):

NARGS is for gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials. It encourages the study and cultivation of wildflowers that grow well among rocks, whether such plants originate above treeline or at lower elevations. Through its publications, meetings, and garden visits, NARGS provides extensive opportunities for both beginners and experts to expand their knowledge of plant cultivation and propagation, and of construction, maintenance, and design of special interest gardens. Woodland gardens, bog gardens, raised beds, planted walls, container gardens, and alpine berms are all addressed.

Toward this end NARGS offers its members the Rock Garden Quarterly, an annual seedlist, local chapter meetings, and a growing web presence.

NARGS, organized in 1934, currently has approximately 2,650 members in the US, Canada, and thirty other nations.

For more information contact: Robin Magowan at 505-983-8599 and/or or for directions call Santa Fe Botanical Garden (505) 471-9103.

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