Garden speakers bureau

OUR EXPERTISE AT YOUR DOOR

The horticulturists and educators at Cleveland Botanical Garden are frequent speakers throughout Northeast Ohio on a variety of garden topics that may be of interest to your next group gathering. Program topics can be tailored to your interests, covering everything from soils and composting to cultivation of a variety of plant groups, or, choose from topics below. We offer dynamic, informative presentations that will educate and enlighten your audience:

45 minute talk, plus questions and answers
$100 plus mileage

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Speakers and Areas of Expertise

Cynthia Druckenbrod
Director of Horticulture
Tropical plants, desert plants, growing orchids, butterfly gardening, praying mantids, general integrated pest management, general entomology, Gardens of England, Australia, bulbs, sensory herbs, fall plantings, best perennials for pollinators, daylilies

Ann McCulloh
Curator of Plant Collections
General horticulture, tropical and desert plants, hardy perennials, ethnobotany, edible gardens, herbs, plant nomenclature and labeling

Mark Hoover
Horticulturist
General horticulture, vegetable gardening, turf care, annuals and perennial care and design

Larry Giblock
Horticulturist
Japanese gardens, native plants, landscape design, edible landscaping

Robert Rensel
Horticulturist
Basic Gardening, container gardening, vegetable gardening, composting, dahlias

Mark Bir
Horticulturist
Native shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, native wildflowers, general horticulture, shade gardening

Robin Johansen
Herb Gardener
Perennial border maintenance, plant propagation, herb cultivation and use, salvia, lily, hosta, sedum
 
Gary Esmonde
Librarian
Rare books at the Garden , history of Cleveland Botanical Garden, Ohio gardening resources, Liberty Hyde Bailey - educator and prominent writer of horticultural literature, Gertrude Jekyll - famous British garden designer and artist, Johnny Appleseed - pioneer nurseryman, missionary and folk legend

Renata Brown
Educator
Connecting your school garden to the curriculum