Media Advisory: International Horticulturist to Visit Chadwick Arboretum

August 25, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Internationally renown horticulturist Adrian Bloom will visit Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Sept. 7 to aid in the installation of a new perennial garden.

Media and the general public are invited to attend the installation event, which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in front of Howlett Hall on Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus. The event will continue throughout the day with a presentation from Bloom regarding the perennial garden, a potluck/cookout luncheon and presentations highlighting the retirement of Steven Still, an Ohio State horticulture professor and executive director of the Perennial Plant Association. A new endowment, the Steven M. Still Herbaceous Plant Endowment, will also be announced.

Bloom, president of Blooms of Bressingham Nursery in Norfolk, England, designed the new perennial garden, which will feature more than 150 perennial cultivars over a 4,500 square-foot area. The garden will be located in front of Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus, Ohio.

For more information or to attend the event, contact Mary Maloney, Chadwick Arboretum education and volunteer coordinator, at (614) 688-3479 or e-mail maloney.23@osu.edu.

The 60-acre Chadwick Arboretum is home to one of the most varied collections of flora in the state, made up of woody plants, tropical plants, wildflowers, native Ohio plants, perennials and more than 400 cultivars of newly planted annuals.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Mary Maloney