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Benefits of Balanced Plant Selection

August 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

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Four Season Garden Summer 21

Homeowners have many choices of plants for residential landscapes.
Making good choices when selecting plants can benefit the property owner,
pollinators, and wildlife. This course will increase homeowners’ knowledge of
native plants and their uses around the home. Participants will gain insight
into finding a balance when using ornamental and naturalized species, as well
as avoiding pesky invasive plants. Following the classroom session, the group
will tour selected areas of the Garden and connect to plants that can work in
home landscapes. Appropriate shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellant are
recommended for making the walk more comfortable.  

Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Additional Information: This class will take place in person at the
Huntsville Botanical Garden. Attendees will enter the Guest Center and check in
at the front desk. From there, a staff member will guide you to the class
location. The class will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., so please arrive at the
Garden 15 minutes early to allow time to travel to the class location.

Members: $35
Non-Members: $60

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!

Mike Selfie 07282022

Mike Shelton has over 32 years of experience working in environmental science in government, university, and private sectors. Currently, he serves as the Natural Areas Supervisor at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Prior to joining the team at the Garden, Mike served the people of Alabama for over 17 years as a Natural Resources Planner at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, a partnership between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. There, he participated in stewardship activities on nearly 10,000 acres of uplands, wetlands, and state-owned waterbottoms near Fairhope, Alabama. Mike earned a master’s degree in Biology at Emory University and an undergraduate degree in Biology at Hampden-Sydney College. He lives in Huntsville with his spouse, Wendy, enjoying outdoor activities, music, movies, and all the amenities of the city and of North Alabama.   


August 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447
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