Regular Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30p.m.
PACIFIC PALISADES GARDEN CLUB
Nicholas Staddon, Monrovia Nurseries
Monrovia Craftsman &
New Plant Introductions Manager
"Worldwide Plant Happenings -
What is New in the Horticultural World"
Nicholas Staddon has been working with breeders, hybridizers and professional plant explorers, he scours the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world for 20 years as a Monrovia Craftsman. Nicholas was born in England, where he attended Otley Agricultural College and received his awards in Agricultural Science. Before joining Monrovia, he worked in New Mexico, managing garden centers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Nicholas now resides in California and continues to be consumed with a passion for plants and animals. He travels extensively for Monrovia in his quest for great new and notable plants for American gardeners.
The Pacific Palisades Garden Club, a nonprofit organization founded in 1944, attracts people living in the Westside communities of the Los Angeles area who enjoy gardening and also like spending time with other gardeners. Its large membership enables it to offer numerous activities unavailable to smaller garden groups.
The Club's sociable monthly meetings, open free to the public, feature speakers who present informative programs on a wide variety of garden-connected topics. Its members are regularly invited to visit local private gardens, and twice a year they can take special daylong tours via chartered bus to prominent public garden sites, garden shows, and special nurseries in outlying areas.
PPGC's Spring Garden Tour is a popular event, and the income it generates helps this charitable organization to support worthy local educational, beautification, and conservation efforts involved in some way with the plant kingdom.
P.O. Box 261
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272