50th Anniversary Signature Event in collaboration with Finnerty Gardens Advisory Committee
Pursuing the Wild: The Sichuan Botanical Expedition
May 23, 2013 | David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin building
Plant enthusiasts joined the Friends of Finnerty Gardens for a sold-out evening of botanical discovery with Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson of Far Reaches Farm. Sue and Kelly gave a captivating presentation on their 2012 plant hunting expedition to Sichuan, China. The audience were treated to photos, videos and stories from Milliken and Dodson's search for new species of rhododendrons, shrubs and perenials. Their fascinating trek included fellow explorers Steve Hootman of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and Peter Cox, legendary plant hunter.
Following the presentation, audience members were invited to a reception where they could talk to Milliken and Dodson and get answers to their plant questions from the Friends of Finnerty Gardens.
View the video of Pursuing the Wild.
See event highlights below