Medieval Gardens- Hortus Conclusus


Instructor: Mickey Lollar

Saturday, April 21 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $12|Non-members $15

The 5th Century A.D. brought the fall of the Roman Empire and ushered in the Dark Ages. Though it took many centuries, horticulture cautiously re-emerged and displayed an amalgamation of surviving Classical ideas and contemporary practice, with new diplomatic relations adding the flavor of Islam. Family Focus: Chrysanthemum, Heather, Rhododendron

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.