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Can’t see out your windows or use your sidewalk because your boxwood have taken over? Learn best management care for your boxwood from planting, pruning and rejuvenating older plants, to scouting for pests and current information on Box Blight. Instructor Laurie McMinn has worked with boxwood for more than 18 years and will also demonstrate plucking on some hedges on the grounds. Come dressed for the weather and for walking.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $35

Register Non-Member $42

Saturday, February 19, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Details

Boxwood Care

GES: HL, 2.5, elective*

*This class offers 2.5 hours of elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  Non-certificate students welcome.

About the Instructor

Laurie McMinn is the horticulturist for Lewis Ginter’s Louise Cochrane Rose Garden. Previously she was the Historic Grounds Supervisor at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg.  This is a historic site with antique roses whose origins date back to the 1500s. She also worked for Saunders Brothers Nursery for 15 years, developing and managing their growth regulator program for annuals and perennials in 85 greenhouses.  She is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist, and is an officer in the American Boxwood Society.  She maintains an extensive cutting garden at her own house.