Beatrix Farrand

Learn to grow alpine plants

BAR HARBOR — A workshop on growing alpine plants and heather, the first Beatrix Farrand Society program of the 2015 season, will take place at Garland Farm on Monday, June 29, from 1-3 p.m.

Two noted growers of alpine plants and heathers from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, will lead the workshop. Harvey Wrightman, owner of Wrightman’s Alpine Nursery, will share what he has learned about growing alpine plants in and for rock gardens for over 30 years, while John Allan, a heather grower by avocation, will discuss his experiences growing heather in his native Scotland, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and at his present home in New Brunswick. They will have plants available for purchase, good native stock grown in this climate.

Visit for directions and details. The website has a link to the plants that may be pre-ordered to buy at the workshop. A raffle will be held at the workshop for a plant donated by each of the growers. Advance registration is required at 288-0237 or [email protected]

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