Monday, March 24, 2008

Horticulture Club Spring Trip

Members of the HCC Horticulture club spent a day of their Spring break traveling down to Georgia to visit the University of Georgia trial gardens in Athens (http://ugatrial.hort.uga.edu/) and the Atlanta Botanical Garden (http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/home.do).


Dr. Allan Armitage was our host at UGA in Athens where he showed us the latest techniques in bio-friendly pots and newly introduced annual and perennial varieties. His tour also included a look at their greenhouse facilities.


Next, it was on to Atlanta where we spent the remainder of our time marveling at their incredible display of tropical plants in their conservatory, the orchid exhibit and finally, all of the beautiful spring flowers, shrubs and trees found throughout the grounds.

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