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Ellen Zachos

Travels from:

New York, New York

Other speakers from New York

Speaking topics:

  • Awesome Annuals
  • Container Gardening
  • Easy Care Houseplants
  • Excellent Epiphytes
  • Gardening in Deer Country
  • Hardy Cactus and Succulents
  • Orchid Growing For Wimps
  • Provocative Perennials
  • Rooftop Gardening
  • Tempting Tropicals
  • Xeriphytic Gardening

Ellen Zachos

Ellen Zachos is a garden writer, designer, photographer, and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. She teaches classes on tropicals, orchids, perennials, annuals, and rooftop gardening, and her company, Acme Plant Stuff, installs and maintains interior and exterior gardens, including private greenhouses and tropical terrariums around New York City.

A Harvard graduate, Ellen received certificates in horticulture and ethnobotany from the New York Botanical Garden and lectures frequently for horticultural organizations around the world. Her published works cover topics such as interior landscaping, container gardening, xeriscaping, and annual and perennial plants, and she has been published in Woman's Day, Parenting, and New Mexico Magazine.

Ellen is also a former Broadway performer, and her first CD, Green Up Time, combines her two passions, plants and music. She lives with her husband and two cats in Milford, Pennsylvania and New York City.

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