Gardening Without Flowers: Fantastic Foliage and Garden Ornament

Speakers: Paul Zammit
Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St N
Kitchener ON  N2H 2H1
Room: Theater (Lower level)

While flowers provide a source of colour and seasonal interest, Paul believes that there is often too much emphasis on using them in general landscape planning. Drawing on his 25 plus years of experience in the industry, he will emphasize how great gardens, large or small, could have year-round interest and appeal without relying strictly on flowers. Join Paul for an energetic presentation that explores the importance of garden ornament, hardscaping elements and the power of living sculpture in the landscape from plants with fantastic foliage, form and/or bark. 

PaulZammit.JPGPaul Zammit, a graduate of the University of Guelph, is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. He is an energetic and passionate speaker who is much in demand and has presented across Canada and in the United States. In recent years, Paul has presented in Germany, Switzerland and Bermuda. He has appeared on numerous occasions both on television and in print. For the summers of 2016 and 2017, Paul had a weekly gardening column providing gardening advice on the CBC Here and Now radio program. In October of 2014, Paul lead a 10 day garden and food tour on the island of Sicily. In February 2016, Paul and his wife participated in a week of gardening study at Great Dixter in England. In 2017, Garden Making selected them both as two of Canada top 20 shaping gardens across Canada. Paul has been awarded the Young Professionals award by the Perennial Plant Association. He is also the recipient of an Industry Service Award.


These programs are a joint initiative of the Kitchener Horticultural Society and the Kitchener Public Library.

There is no charge for admission but your generous support is appreciated.