Tajikistan & Uzbekistan – Plants & Adventures along the Silk Road
In honor of National Public Gardens Week, our curator will give a special presentation for all inquisitive minds. Come learn about the newest garden and the significance behind its creation. Free and open to the public.
In April of 2018, Nick Courtens traveled to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on a garden grant dedicated to learning and documenting the flora for inspiration of building a new rock garden dedicated to Central Asia. Join Nick as he describes and displays hundreds of jaw dropping photos of geophytes, vast landscapes, colorful architecture and a rich culture with a long history for cultivation of plants. Upon returning from his trip, Nick will also describe how he built the new Silk Road Garden and the future for other plant collections that Betty Ford Alpine Gardens has planned.