Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, April 18th brings a very special treat to the American Hydrangea Society.
Robert Mallet, noted plantsman, author and Director of the Shamrock Collection,
the largest collection of hydrangeas in the world, will be our speaker.
As Robert’s talk is not on our usual 4th Tuesday of the month, it will be held at another location, just several blocks from Holy Spirit. It will be at Northwest Presbyterian Church, 4300 Northside Drive, Atlanta, in their Fellowship Hall. The Hall will be well marked. There is plenty of parking for a large crowd, so bring your friends to hear this fabulous speaker. We are so lucky that Northwest Presbyterian Church has extended their hospitality to us, and the AHS greatly appreciates it. We start hospitality at 7pm and start promptly at 7:30.
Robert Mallet is most definitely a Renaissance Man. His many careers overlap and beautifully compliment each other, morphing into one spectacular lifetime. Robert grew up on a beautiful estate, Moutiers, in the Seine-Maritime region of France. He started his advanced education in the US at the Wharton School, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1982. Robert received an MBA degree from INSEAD in 1989. He became the Manager of the Parc des Moutiers, his family’s estate, in 1968 and continued (with some interruption for his studies) until 1985. He was one of the founding participants in the Courson Plant Show in 1982 and continued his plant show career throughout France. Robert was the Founder of the Association des Parcs Botaniques de France, as well as the Association des Parcs et Jardins de Haute-Normandie. He currently is the Director of the Shamrock Collection, the French National Hydrangea Collection, located on the property of his family estate. His latest book is Envisioning the Garden.
Come and join us on Thursday, April 18th for an unforgettable evening of Hydrangeas!
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