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February 10, 2006

Annual Master Gardener luncheon is March 3

Robert Bowden, director of Leu Botanical Gardens in Orlando, Fla., will be the featured speaker March 3 at the 10th Annual Southern Cooperative Extension and Master Gardener Luncheon during the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in Charlotte.

The home and garden show is March 1-5 at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart. The luncheon recognizes the contributions that Master Gardeners and North Carolina Cooperative Extension horticultural programs make to communities across the Carolinas and Virginia.

Bowden’s topic will be “What’s Hot and Spicy in the Garden – Trends for 2006.” He will talk about trends in outdoor living areas as well as lawn alternatives and colorful, maintenance-free tropical plants.

Tickets to the luncheon are $35 before Feb. 18 and $40 if purchased after that date. The ticket price includes admission to the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show. The luncheon is open to the public. Attendance is not restricted to Master Gardeners.

The show will also feature Extension’s Successful Gardener Learning Center, an exhibit at which North Carolina Cooperative Extension horticultural experts and Master Gardeners will provide a wealth of gardening information. Learn more about Extension’s Successful Gardener at http://www.successfulgardener.org/.

Home and Garden Show tickets only are $7.50 in advance and $9 at the door. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Southern Shows at 704.376.6594 or 1.800.849.0248 or visit http://www.southernshows.com.

Posted by Dave at February 10, 2006 01:31 PM