GardenSMART is a Unique, exciting, informative television gardening program broadcast on local Public Broadcasting stations (PBS) and Create TV throughout the United States. It is a "hands in the dirt" experience. Never just behind a potting bench or in a studio, GardenSMART covers the country visiting beautiful public and private gardens and resorts. Click here for more info.
Eric Johnson joins GardenSMART in the prime of his lustrous career as a plantsman. Each week Eric's exceptional knowledge of all growing things is as evident as his sunny disposition and his passion for plants. Whether he's talking about the very latest in flower fashion, an old time favorite in the vegetable garden, or a succulent in the desert, his zeal translates into information and entertainment for the GardenSMART audience.
Eric's formal training came at the University of Georgia where he was awarded the prestigious Dirr Scholarship. After graduation with a degree in Horticulture he became head of operations and director of propagation for several different Horticultural firms, culminating with being named Director of Horticulture for one of the oldest and most respected seed and plant companies in the U.S. Click here for more info.
While out this season planting bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and other spring-bloomers, put some aside and pot up a container or two. Gardeners who regularly pot up amaryllis or paperwhites for the holidays often don’t think to grow spring bulbs in pots that will bloom outdoors long after the indoor flowers are just a memory. It’s as quick and easy as potting up annuals.
Join fellow garden lovers, history buffs and music enthusiasts to discover the quaint towns and colorful gardens of Holland and Belgium in May of 2018.
This exciting journey will be hosted by nationally known host Eric Johnson, of Public Television's blockbuster show GardenSmart. Your river cruise begins in Amsterdam where you'll see works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Anne Frank's House, and see the city's most famous gardens. Then spend a full morning on the grounds of the most beautiful spring garden in the world-Keukenhof! Visit the picturesque Belgian towns of Bruges and Ghent as well as Kinderdijk, with the Netherlands' iconic collection of 19 authentic windmills that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, history buffs will experience a captivating tour of the WWI trenches of Flanders and WWII Arnhem Battlefield of A Bridge Too Far fame. You won't want to miss this extraordinary garden adventure to Holland and Belgium.
Book by November 15, 2017 and save up to $1200 dollars per person!
To register call:
Alki Tours at 800-895-2554
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