Selecting Native Plants that Thrive in Summer | In-person class
June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Native plants are tough, beautiful, and good for local pollinators and a healthy ecosystem. These plants originated in this area, so they are suited to thrive in your home landscape. By planting native plants, you can grow a garden or landscape that is visually pleasing, requires less care and maintenance, and makes a positive environmental impact!
Join us at the Garden to learn which native plants have the summer “WOW” factor and which ones are must-haves in your home landscape. The Garden’s own native plant expert, Matt Shaw, will walk you through the Garden to highlight specific native plants that are in their peak this time of year and teach you how to select the right ones for your own garden.
Capacity for this class is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Additional Information: This class will take place in person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and all class attendees are expected to adhere to the Garden’s health and safety guidelines. Class capacity will be limited, and face masks are strongly encouraged when it is not possible to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others. Attendees will enter the Guest Center and continue through the doors into the Garden to meet on the patio outside. This class takes place outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for long periods of standing and walking on a variety of surfaces. In case of inclement weather, this class will be rescheduled.
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About Matt Shaw
Matt Shaw has been studying Alabama native plants and ecology since 2016. After earning a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2015, he moved to Alabama and began his career in a wide variety of ecosystem restoration jobs. His experience ranges from managing large-scale prescribed burns to installing homeowner pollinator gardens. Currently, Matt serves as the Natural Areas Supervisor at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, where he enthusiastically shares and applies his knowledge of important ecological, cultural, and landscape uses for native plants.