A critical step in the preservation of Peckerwood Garden was completed in January. The future of John Fairey’s horticultural marvel in Hempstead, Texas, is now protected by a conservation easement, which will be held by the Garden Conservancy. The easements protects the garden and its over 3,000 species of rare and endangered plants in perpetuity. A part of the Garden Conservancy’s preservation program since 1998, Peckerwood Garden welcomes over 900 visitors a year.

In other new developments, Peckerwood welcomed a new horticulture director this year, Adam Black. Adam specializes in rare, endangered and unusual plants; he comes to Peckerwood from the University of Florida’s Forest Pathology and Forest Entomology Laboratories. He will make a perfect addition to the research team that has been conducting important experimentation and trials of plants for nearly twenty years. Read more about Peckerwood Garden. Photo by Bethany Jordan


February 22: In Charleston, SC, don't miss "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ginkgo, But Were Afraid to Ask," a talk by Dr. Peter Del Tredici, at the Charleston Library Society.

February 22-24: Join us in Seattle for the American Public Gardens Association's annual Education Symposium, "Public Gardens, Public Engagement: from Research to Action"

April 2: Join us in for the first day in our 2016 Open Days season in Jacksonville, FL, in collaboration with the Cummer Museum of Art & gardens. Keep abreast of other dates and locations as the Open Days season takes shape on our Open Days schedule.

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