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Speakers from North Carolina

Tony Avent

Tony Avent, a well known lecturer and garden writer, founded Plant Delights Nursery to help fund Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, a display and research garden with over 11,000 plants. Tony sold plants as a young child; as an adult, selling plants is a natural extension.

Pam Baggett

Pam Baggett is a freelance writer and photographer who lectures on tropicals and other garden topics. Her articles have appeared in publications including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and The American Gardener, and she has won a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association.

Roy C. Dicks

Roy C. Dicks' enthusiasm for Beverley Nichols led him to create a theatrical lecture based on Nichols's life and works that he regularly delivers to garden clubs and horticultural organizations. He has assisted Timber Press with ten reprints of Nichols's books.

Larry Mellichamp

Larry Mellichamp is a professor of botany at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and director of the university's botanical gardens. He has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening, appears regularly in the local media, and has co-authored four books, including Bizarre Botanicals.

Bobby J. Ward

Bobby J. Ward travels extensively in order to interview modern plant explorers and see the landscape and locations where they do their species collecting. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and a sweet, peaceful dedication to his private gardens.