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World-Famous Horticulturalist Allan Armitage Visits C.W. Post

University of Georgia professor discusses ‘Great Gardens of the World’ in Hutton House Lectures scholarship benefit

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
516-299-2334

Dr. Allan Armitage Brookville, N.Y. – Allan Armitage, one of the world’s foremost horticulturalists and a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, gave a talk on “The Great Gardens of the World” in a special Hutton House Lectures scholarship fund-raiser on May 18, 2007 at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

A recipient of the Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor and the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society, Armitage travels widely as a lecturer and consultant. He is the author of numerous books, CDs and Internet gardening courses. Greenhouse Grower magazine named him one of the 10 most influential people in the floriculture industry. His “New Crop Program” has produced many introductions for the ornamental market.

His talk raised funds to provide scholarships for academically gifted mature students who are returning to college after having undergone various hardships. Mr. Armitage spoke to more than 75 guests and then attended a reception where attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and glean advice from one of the most influential people in the floriculture industry.

For more information on the Hutton House Lectures please call (516) 299-2580 or visit www.liu.edu/huttonhouse



from left Vincent Simeone director of Planting Fields Arboretum and coordinator of the C.W. Post Community Arboretum, H. Christopher Wool, assistant director Hutton House Lectures, Kay Hutchins Sato, director Hutton House Lectures, Allan Armitage, guest lecturer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 05/23/2007

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