Grand Formal Gardens- Built to Impress


Instructor: Mickey Lollar

Saturday, May 5 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $12|Non-members $15

With its vistas, statuary, tree-lined allées, and extravagant and expendable plantings, the Grand Formal garden was built to honor the Sun King and impress the visitor with the magnificence of French royalty. The garden defined the value of perspective in a planting scheme and became a model for the Western World. Family Focus: Geranium, Mallow, Iris, Crocus

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.