Ferns are one of the most diverse groups of plants in the world and have long been studied to unravel their secrets. Richie has spent over 20 years learning about ferns and traveling the world to see some of the many species and cultivars of these intriguing plants in gardens and in the wild. This lecture explores the historical popularity of ferns while enjoying a visual feast of color and texture showcasing their subtle nature and delicate beauty. See why there is growing excitement for ferns in today’s garden while learning about traditional Victorian garden uses, and some of the best ferns for the modern landscape.

Speaker: Richie Steffen

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Richie Steffen
Ferns are one of the most diverse groups of plants in the world and have long been studied to unravel their secrets. Richie has spent over 20 years learning about ferns and traveling the world to see some of the many species and cultivars of these intriguing plants in gardens and in the wild. This lecture explores the historical popularity of ferns while enjoying a visual feast of color and texture showcasing their subtle nature and delicate beauty. See why there is growing excitement for ferns in today’s garden while learning about traditional Victorian garden uses, and some of the best ferns for the modern landscape.