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Founded in 1963, the Western Horticultural Society is made up of horticulturists, botanists, landscape designers and architects, nursery people, students and avid gardeners. The monthly programs are designed to appeal to the dedicated plant lover.
We invite you to join our group of plant and gardening enthusiasts  

 

 
Bill McNamara
Peter Raven
 
 
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SPEAKER PROGRAM
 

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
Location. The Parish Hall
Christ Episcopal Church
1040 Border Road, Los Altos

Meetings are free to members.
Guests are welcome ! Fee $5.00

 

 

THE ANNUAL
LOUISA BECK GUEST LECTURE

 

 
SEPTEMBER 10,2014
 

 

William McNamara

 

 

Executive Director, Quarryhill Botanic Garden, Glen Ellen, CA

Peter H. Raven

 

Director Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

   
This exciting double bill gives us an amazing opportunity to immerse ourselves in the plant material of Asia

 

ASIAN FLORA

 

     
  Bill McNamara received the esteemed Award of Excellence from the National Garden Clubs in 2013 and the Annual Award from the California Horticultural Society in 2012. He also received the prestigious 2010 Scott Medal and Award, presented by the Scott Arboretum and the 2009 Eloise Payne Luquer Medal from the Garden Club of America.
   
  Founded in 1987, Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens globally, featuring one of the largest collections of documented, wild-collected Asian plants in the world. It is centrally located for Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties as well as greater Northern California
   
  Peter H. Raven is one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity. For four decades he headed the Missouri Botanical Garden, an institution he nurtured into a world-class center for botanical research and education, and horticultural display. Described by Time magazine as a "Hero for the Planet," Raven champions research around the world to preserve endangered plants and is a leading advocate for conservation and a sustainable environment.
   
 

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. With 79 acres the Garden is a center for botanical research and science education. There is a 14 acre Japanese strolling garden and a large collection of rare and endangered orchids.

 
 
 
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P.O. Box 60507,   Palo Alto, CA 94306

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