Thursday, June 22 • 7 – 9 pm
Early Bird Book Signing: 6:30-7pm 
Graeser Family Education Center
$35 | $28 WBG members


Dr. A will take us on a journey, one that starts with the “D” word – downsizing – and continues as he selects plants for his new garden which started with nothing. We will listen as he discusses his choices of small trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, annuals and a variety of perennials to fill his small garden. Sit back, smile and enjoy the trip.



A selection of his books will be on sale, and Dr. A will sign them before and after the program. Ticket registration includes access to the book signings and the Q&A after the lecture. Small dessert bites will be served during the event, with a beer and wine cash bar.


Schedule of events:
Pre-lecture book signing: 6:30-7pm
Meet & Greet:7-7:30pm
Lecture: 7:30-8:30pm
Q&A and book signing: 8:30-9pm


Books that will be available for purchase:


Dr. Allan Armitage is the Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia (retired 2014). He’s well known as a writer, speaker, and researcher throughout the world with over 70 academic papers, 500 industry papers and 16 books that serve as classroom texts, reference books and gardeners’ companions. Dr. A’s reference book “Herbaceous Perennial Plants” was recognized as one of the best 75 books in the last 75 years when the honor was bestowed. In early 2020, it appeared in its 4th edition.  “It’s Not Just About The Hat” (2015) and “Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots” (2017) & Herbaceous Perennial Plants, 4th ed (2020) have been unanimously praised and have become best sellers in the Horticulture market. His newest book, “Tales of Big Jon and Other Creatures”, was published in November, 2021 – It is already a major hit.