Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens

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The 25th annual Hellebore Days event will be held at Piccadilly Farm Nursery and
Gardens in Bishop, Georgia on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 am
to 4 pm each day. All weekend activities are free and open to the public and will include
refreshments, Athens Plein Air Painters Art Exhibit, Guided Hellebore Garden Tour on
Friday morning at 9 am, and Georgia Model A Ford Club exhibit on Saturday morning.
We are pleased to have Dr. Allan Armitage, University of Georgia Professor Emeritus of
Horticulture, talk about “Common Sense of Gardening” on Saturday at 9 am in the
pavilion. Dr. Armitage will provide you with recommendations of great plants
to use in
your garden.

Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the
world. Born and raised in Canada, he lived in Quebec and Ontario, then in East
Lansing, Michigan and Athens, Georgia. He has worked with landscape plants and
greenhouse crops in the North and South, and travels from coast to coast and all parts
in between sharing his passion for plants. He holds his B.Sc from McGill University in
Montreal, otherwise known as The Harvard of the North, his M.Sc. from University of
Guelph and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

His career has taken him all over the world, lecturing throughout United States and
Canada, as well as many countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand and
Australia. His knowledge has allowed him to write 13 books, countless academic papers
and hundreds of articles for professionals and lay people alike. He has been honored
for his achievements throughout he country - the respect from his colleagues is most
impressive. He has written a monthly column for the national greenhouse publication,
“Greenhouse Grower”, for over 30 years and has not repeated one yet. To view always
entertaining, informative, and sometimes instructional short videos, visit his YouTube
channel. Lastly, all plants and no play make Allan a dull boy - squash, tennis, reading,
guitar and yes, even dancing, make Dr A anything but a dull boy. You can contact Dr A
through the contact page, or directly through his email at amarmitage123@gmail.com