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Wednesday Evening Lecture Series: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

March 8 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 pm

Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $10.00

Wednesday Evening Lecture Series:  One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

presented by Jason Reeves

Jason is known for his use of what many would consider “trash” at the University of Tennessee Gardens in Jackson. Working with limited funds, he has found inventive ways to bring whimsy into the Gardens which draw thousands of visitors throughout the summer. When used in the right context, old satellite dishes and bicycles, cook stoves and bedsprings can make an unusual but surprisingly tasteful addition to any garden. In 2014 and 2015 Jason used over 6000 recycled glass bottle in the garden. Come see how Jason uses “trash” to create gardens filled with imaginative art that sets off the show stopping plant collections in the UT Gardens.

Reception begins at 6:45 pm, lecture at 7:15 pm.

Jason Reeves grew up on a farm in western Tennessee, where he fell in love with the plant world. He received his Master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2002, he became a research horticulturist and curator of the University of Tennessee Gardens located in Jackson, Tennessee. Jason’s colorful plant combinations and unique garden art, made by recycling everyday objects, draws several thousand people each year to the Center’s annual lawn and garden show, Summer Celebration. His past experiences include work at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and at Paloma Gardens in New Zealand. Jason organizes and leads domestic and international garden tours, and, in 2010, became a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine.




March 8
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $10.00


Northwest Horticultural Society


No pre-registration, pay at the door


Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98195 United States
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