Adkins Arboretum Presents A Garden Odyssey February 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—FEBRUARY 16, 2011)

Imagine traveling the world in a passionate search for the most creatively designed gardens. In 2002, under the auspice of the Chanticleer Fellowship, Scott Scarfone was given the opportunity to expand his knowledge of society and culture as expressed through these gardens' physical representations and intrinsic meanings.

Join Scarfone at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 25 for A Garden Odyssey, a lecture highlighting his excursions around the globe and illustrating some of the most prolific gardens ever created. His travels have led him to England, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Costa Rica and California. The program fee is $15 members/$20 general public. Register online, call 410.634.2847, ext. 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org.

Scarfone is a landscape architect, professional horticulturist, author and principal and founder of Oasis Design Group. His book, Professional Planting Design: An Architectural and Horticultural Approach for Creating Mixed Bed Plantings, is available in the Arboretum bookstore.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Photo: Learn about the world’s most creatively designed gardens when author, horticulturist and landscape architect Scott Scarfone presents A Garden Odyssey Friday, February 25 at Adkins Arboretum.