October 10th & 11th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

Wednesday, October 10th: 8:00 - 9:30 AM

The Best New Plants and Recent Introductions for Southern California
by Nicholas Staddon
CEUs applied for: APLD, DPR, IA, ISA, NALP, PGMS, QWEL

Join Nicholas Staddon of Village Nurseries on a plant extravaganza. Working in the southwestern region for many years, Nicholas has developed an eye for the plants that will thrive in our landscapes. As well as seeing the plants, you will learn how to use them in the landscape and containers. A new plant presentation is not complete without a mention of some of the new fruits in the marketplace. The popularity of edibles has moved from a trend to a cultural shift in the last few years and here is your chance to get up to speed on a number of new developments in that field. Nicholas still travels a lot, so I have no doubt we will see trends that are taking place overseas and in the United States. Without doubt there will be a wealth of take home value and ideas from this chatty Brit.

"We are still in the middle of a water crisis. However the goal is to create landscapes that are sustainable with limited water on hand. And they still have to look good and appeal to the eye."
- Nicholas Staddon, Village Nurseries

PROFILE:
Nicholas Staddon
The Plantsman
Village Nurseries

Nicholas Staddon, has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers, and professional Plant Explorers for the last 25 years. Scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world. Nicholas is also sought out as a resource and guest for television and radio gardening shows across the United States. Nicholas works closely with professional Garden Writers, providing information on plants both old and new – sharing his views on garden trends and more. Nicholas has created a series of informative ‘Plant Savvy’ videos that can be found on line. Most recently working with Village Nurseries on a new group of videos featuring many of the nurseries and proven plants for the southwestern region of the United States. His newest video series is with the Kellogg company, featuring appropriate soils and soil amendments for our gardens and landscapes.
Born in England, Nicholas attended Otley Agricultural College where he received his credentials in Agricultural Science. Most recently working At Monrovia Nursery for nearly 27 years, 15 of which he lead the New Plant program. When first in America, he managed garden centers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He says of New Mexico, "One of the most beautiful places in the world—the vistas will move your heart and the gardening will break it." Nicholas now resides in California and continues to be consumed with a passion for plants and animals. He travels extensively for in his quest for great new and notable plants for American gardeners.
Nicholas is proud to be professionally affiliated with the Royal Horticulture Society, the California Association of Nurserymen, AmericanHort, formally the American Landscape and Nursery Association. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Mediterranean Garden Society Southern California, Mount San Antonio College, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences and Cal-HIP, California Horticultural Invasives Prevention. A voluntary partnership, to help gardeners and the horticultural industry to proactively address the problem of invasive plants in the trade.   

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