Container Gardens- Containing a World of Possibilities!


Instructor: Mickey Lollar

Saturday, July 28 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $12 | Non-members $15

Though the concept of Container Gardening is simple and utilized today more than ever, it has a storied history that dates back to 604 B.C. and the “Hanging Gardens” of Babylon. The practice of mimicking natural growth patterns of plants, but close to home, then spreads across the globe to Asia and finally to Europe in the 1660s. To bring this course series back to our door-steps, the final class session will focus on the history of container gardening, container and plant selection, and ideal specimens of the practice.

Mr. Mickey J. Lollar, B.S.Ed., M.A. is a certified teacher, writer, international lecturer, and extensive traveler. Mickey’s graduate studies focus on Cultural Resource Management (including Historical Landscaping) and Archaeology, with thesis research on Cultural Ethnobotany. In addition, being the son of the instructor of “Floral Design” at the University of North Alabama, graduating with a Floral Design Specialist certificate, and being a student of the Alabama Master Gardeners curriculum, Mickey has a well- established history in the botanical and landscaping industries.