Lecture Series: Kampong Director, Craig Morell

Gardens in the Trees- The Next Frontier of High-Diversity Gardening

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 6:30pm

Join us for the November Lecture series at The Kampong!
Lecture Series: Kampong Director, Craig Morell
Lecture Topic: Gardens in the Trees-
The Next Frontier of High-Diversity Gardening

Kampong Director Craig Morell will present a program on the recent work and future prospects of installing gardens off the ground. A wide range of flowering and foliage plants can be aesthetically and effectively grown in landscape trees, needing less care than terrestrial gardens. In many cases, orchids and other plants require a dry winter dormancy, a perfect match for our local climate. Several endangered species are now in cultivation on tree trunks and branches, fulfilling a critical part of the NTBG mission of plant conservation.

Bio: Craig Morell
Craig is a lifelong horticulturist, starting his love of plants in the 1970s, growing orchids on the windowsills of his parents’ home in Milwaukee. After reading David Fairchild’s book “Garden Islands of the Great East” as a teenager, Craig decided to pursue horticulture as a career.

Following the trail of a career in horticulture, Craig attended the University of Florida-Gainesville, working in nurseries along the path to an education in ornamental horticulture, as well as apprenticing with a master orchid hybridizer in Gainesville.

After graduation, Craig worked at the Florida Dept. of Agriculture at Chapman Field; a small orchid company in West Palm Beach; 10 years as Horticulturist at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton; and 11 years as Horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens in Miami.
Currently the Director of The Kampong, Craig calls flowering trees, palms, orchids, bromeliads, gingers and heliconias his favored groups. He lives in South Miami, and is occasionally seen in public.

The event will begin at 6:30 pm with wine and light bites. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

Admission is always complimentary for members and $10 donations are suggested for guests. This is also a great opportunity to become a Kampong member, if you are not already, and become part of the NTBG family.

You may purchase a membership by calling 305-442-7169 ext. 100 or by going to https://ntbg.org/kampong-membership

Space is limited. Please RSVP at 305-442-7169, Holly ext. 100

The Kampong

4013 South Douglas Rd
Coconut Grove , FL
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