Expert on bulb gardening to speak at Simpson Garden Park

Simpson Garden Park

(Submitted by BG Parks and Recreation)

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation in association with the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Kuebeck Forum on Nature and Environment is pleased to welcome Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs to Simpson Garden Park on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 11.

Brent will be sharing his knowledge of bulb gardening with interested participants on Monday, Sept 10 at 7 p.m. at the Simpson Building Banquet Hall, Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. Doors will open at 6:30. This lecture is free to all and does not require registration.

Brent’s expertise in gardening with bulbs is widely recognized nationwide, and if you’ve ever had an interest in adding bulbs to your garden-scape, you and your garden will benefit from the words of this longtime gardener and horticulturist.

Brent Heath, his wife Becky, and their family have been growing bulbs since 1900 when Brent’s grandfather moved to Gloucester, Virginia, after falling in love with the daffodil. Today, Brent still loves the daffodil, but Brent and Becky’s Bulbs offers so much more. Bulbs, seeds, perennials, plants, supplements, books, and gifts…they cover almost all gardening needs.

Brent and Becky live and work on their 28-acre farm and gardens in Gloucester, Virginia. They are pleased to be flower bulb suppliers, garden writers, photographers, lecturers, consultants and educators as they continue to develop 8+ acres of educational, Chesapeake Bay friendly gardens.

The Heaths will return to the Simpson Garden Park on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 9:30 a.m. to provide a hands-on workshop for participants who don’t mind getting dirty and then get to take something home. During the workshop, Brent will guide participants as they plant their own bulb container with successional flowering bulbs filled with warm colors of yellows, oranges, and reds.

Participation for this limited 30-seat workshop is $35 per person.  Participants will receive bulbs, soil, and a decorative container, along with expert instruction from one of America’s top gardeners. Registration is a must and participants must pay in advance.  Payments may be made in cash or by check to Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Foundation, and must be paid in person at the time of registration.  There will be no, “holds” and no refunds as we expect this event to be very popular.  Registration and payment can be made at the Simpson Garden Park, Parks and Recreation offices, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until the day of the event.

For questions or more information, please contact Chris Gajewicz, Natural Resources and Garden Park Coordinator for Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, 419.353.0301