Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 a.m. program with sale to follow
8:30 a.m. doors open, come frolic with the plants during the preview.
Loose Park Garden Center
Loose Park 51st and Wornall
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Tickets are $5 and for Gardeners Connect Members Only. You can buy your new membership with a Plantaholic Frolic ticket in the drop down option below.
Our Plantaholic Frolic speaker’s conifer-collecting obsession began while he was reading a book in the Amazon jungle.
Rich Eyre owns Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, Ill., near Chicago. His nursery specializes in dwarf and rare plant material specially suited for modern smaller gardens. He plans to talk about “Inspirational Gardens and Plants” as part of this year’s April 26 Plantaholic Frolic.
In 1968, the Rich was serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia when he found a Brooklyn Botanic Garden book on bonsai and dwarf conifers in a book locker.
When he returned from his Peace Corps tour, he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and began feeding his conifer obsession.
Gardeners Connect's Plantholic Frolic takes place at the Garden Center in Loose Park. Eyre will present his program and attendees will get a chance to shop from plants he plans to supply to the sale and also a selection of other plants picked to appeal to Kansas City hort geeks and garden connoisseurs.
Seating is limited for this event. Tickets cost $5. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the program starts at 9 a.m., followed by the sale and goes until noon.
You also may mail a check made out to Gardeners Connect to this address:
c/o Brian Chadwick-Robinson
6911 NW Blair Road
Parkville, MO 64152
or call 913-302-4234.