Celebrate Arbor Day at USC Upstate on Friday, December 2

November 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes David Culp to campus during the 13th Annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Culp is the creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pa, and is a herbaceous perennials instructor at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. He has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for more than 15 years. His articles have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Fine Gardening, Green Scene, and many other publications. A former contributing editor to Horticulture magazine, he also has served as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society.

He is vice president for Sunny Border Nurseries in Connecticut and the author of the book “The Layered Garden.”  In 2013 “The Layered Garden” won the coveted Best Overall Book by the Garden Writers Association. He has developed the Brandywine Hybrid strain of hellebores, and was recently cited in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on snowdrops. His garden has been featured several times in  Martha Stewart Living and on HGTV.  Brandywine Cottage is listed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens.

Learn more about layer gardening during two special presentations:

  • 9 a.m. ­– Layer Gardening – George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics (The George), 160 E. St. John Street, BMW Classroom 150
  • 10:30 a.m. – A Second Look at Spring – The George, BMW Classroom 150
  • 12:00 p.m. – Buffet lunch – The George, Rotunda

Luncheon tickets are $30 and may be purchased at www.uscupstate.edu/arborday or at Carolina Garden World, 1020 Pine Street, Spartanburg. For more information, contact Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships, at (864) 503-5235 or bwsmith@uscupstate.edu.