with Naples Botanical Garden Associate Director of Horticulture, Nick Ewy.
Class Title: The Secret Life of Orchids
Instructor: Nick Ewy
Class Description: Did you know a new garden, the LaGrippe Family Orchid Garden, is planned for the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitors Center, to open in Fall 2014? Brush up on your orchid knowledge by attending this lecture by our Associate Director of Horticulture, Nick Ewy. Nick will introduce you to the diverse orchid family, discuss how orchids grow in the wild, and suggest orchids for the Florida landscape. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while you learn!
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 31st, 5:00pm
Instructor Bio: Ever since he was a boy growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nick Ewy has had an interest in rare and tropical plants. Throughout his childhood, Nick was an avid plant grower, collector, and gardener. Nick started working at a rare plant nursery in high school, then went on to obtain a degree in botany and plant pathology from Michigan State University. When Nick moved to Florida, he was employed at the American Orchid Society Botanical Garden in Delray Beach and worked as lead horticulturist at the International Polo Club in Wellington. In July 2013, Nick joined us at Naples Botanical Garden as Associate Director of Horticulture.