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The Story of Invasive Plants & How to Remove Them

From the time of early exploration, collecting and sharing newly discovered species has impacted our gardens and, in many cases, our ecosystems as “New and Unusual” plants spread beyond the garden gate to invade our natural areas. Today, few know of the struggles gardeners endured for centuries as they strived to move viable seeds and live plants around the world. In this class with horticulturist and Virginia Home Grown host Peggy Singlemann, learn how the seed catalog came to be, how catalogs influenced our society, and how advances in transportation increased access to different plants. These components help us understand how alien and invasive species were moved around the globe as gardeners, like us, desired to grow a plant no one else had. Peggy will also share guidance on how to remove invasive plants growing in your home landscape. Class will begin indoors before moving out into the Garden to spot examples of invasive plants growing on Garden property, weather-permitting.

Fees: Member $30, Non-Member $36

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $30

Register Non-Member $36

Saturday, June 1, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Details

Peggy Singlemann

About the Instructor

Peggy Singlemann is well known as the host and co-producer of Virginia Home Grown on VPM/ PBS, Virginia’s only local gardening show. She was the recipient of the 2020 Telly Award, silver, in nature/wildlife category for the Pond Plants segment of Virginia Home Grown and the 2022 Telly Award, bronze, in the nature/wildlife category for the Crow’s Nest Nature Preserve segment. In the television/series- nature/wildlife category the Virginia Home Grown crew won the bronze 2022 Telly Award for the entire 2021 season.

Peggy is a horticulture consultant and speaker through her business, RVA Gardener LLC. Singlemann has been published in local and national periodicals and has spoken at a plethora of conferences and speaking engagements. She is a member of several organizations such as the International Society of Arboriculture and is on the board of the Southern Garden History Society. Recently, Peggy received a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly honoring her accomplishments at Maymont.

Ms. Peggy M. Singlemann graduated from the SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Horticulture and is a Certified Horticulturist, a Certified Landscape Designer and an ISA Certified Arborist. She earned her North American Certificate in Horticulture through the American Public Garden Association and attended the Newport Summer School of the Victorian Society of America.