A Special Visitor from a Special Place

Home Grown  by Keith Reed
As a fellow graduate of the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture program at Oklahoma State University, I am proud to announce and invite you to a special presentation on October the 2nd at 7PM in room 110 of the Wes Watkins Center. Paul Redman, Executive Director of Longwood Gardens will be giving a free public lecture entitled Longwood Gardens: Every Place Tells a Story.

Mr. Redman is a native Oklahoman, having grown up in McAlester and receiving both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from our department. Prior to joining Longwood, Paul served as Director of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus Ohio.

Longwood Gardens is one of the premier public gardens in the world. With over 1000 acres, 400 employees, 700 volunteers, and a fifty million dollar annual operating budget, Longwood is not your everyday Botanic Garden. Even so, it is not a place that rests on its laurels. Longwood is continually recognized as a leader in the public garden world and now hosts over one million visitors a year.

Opportunities like this do not come to our community every day. Come enjoy the lecture and be inspired at the beauty the horticultural world has to offer.

For more information on this or any other horticultural topic, you can contact Keith Reed, the Horticulturist in the Payne County Extension office. Keith can be reached via email at
keith.reed@okstate.edu, phone at 405-747-8320, or in person at the Payne County Extension office, located at 315 W. 6th in Stillwater.

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