Introduction to the History of Global Gardening


Instructor: Mickey Lollar

Saturday, March 24 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $12 | Non-members $15

Spanning over 4,000 years, from the “Fertile Crescent” of Mesopotamia to the specimen collections of Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society, humanity has valued plants for both medicinal and ornamental purposes. In Class Session 1, the history of ornamental gardening will be discussed, as well as the groundbreaking “plant hunters” that introduced the world to plants from the four corners of the globe. Family Focus: Narcissus

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.