Plants and Pictures – with Ronald Houtman

When:
March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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2018-03-08T21:30:00+00:00
Where:
National Botanic Gardens
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Thursday 8 March 2018 at 8pm NBG Glasnevin: Ronald Houtman.
Dutch horticulturalist Ronald Houtman of plantsandpictures.com will speak about new plants and cultivars especially those of Dutch origin along with a selection of some of his personal favourites.

Ronald Houtman (1967) will talk about interesting ornamental garden plants, recently introduced in the Netherlands. Houtman is secretary of the Trials Committee of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society and Editor-in-Chief of the annual magazine Dendroflora, published by this society and the Dutch Dendrology Society. Houtman wrote several books, and frequently writes articles for magazines.

Houtman will show recently introduced trees, shrubs, conifers and herbaceous perennials worth using in gardens. The majority of these plants was raised in the Netherlands. Some by professional breeders, others by small growers or in private gardens. Some of these readily available, others very new to be introduced in 2018 or 2019. To broaden the context of this talk, a number of gardens in the Netherlands will be discussed as well.

A treat in store for all plants people.