Millionaire’s Garden- Harmony in the Hills of Los Angeles

 

Instructor: Mickey Lollar

Saturday, June 16 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $12 | Non-members $15

Real estate magnate Henry E. Huntington bought a 600-acre farm in the hills of southern California in 1903. The farm grew into an estate, with a mansion housing an art collection, a library of rare books, and grounds of multi-cultural gardens. Finding great success in the utilization of microclimates, a secret of fruitful gardening, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution that boasts Desert, Palm, Jungle, Rose, Herb, Shakespeare, and Australian Gardens, just to name a few! Family Focus: Poppy, Peony, Primrose, Buttercup, Waterlily, Delphinium

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.