The public is invited to attend a free presentation by Peggy Singlemann, Maymont Foundation’s Director of Horticulture and Operations. Singlemann has designed, planted and maintained historic and specialty gardens at the 100-acre Maymont estate for more than 30 years. The presentation will focus on Singlemann’s work at Richmond’s Maymont Park. The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) are hosting the talk, which begins at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, September 18, at Cobham Park Baptist Church, 120 Islington Road, Warsaw (across Route 3 from the Northern Neck Technical Center).
“We were impressed when we saw Peggy at Master Gardener College and are delighted that she can join us to share her amazing experience restoring the Maymont Gardens,” said Tami McCauley, Programs Co-Chair and past NNMG President. “We hope that everyone will come out to hear her inspiring story that touches on gardening and garden restoration, making a vision become reality, and harnessing the vital role of volunteers in caring for every aspect of Maymont and its evolution over the decades.”
Singlemann is host of “Virginia Home Grown” on PBS WCVE. She lectures throughout the mid-Atlantic region and has been published in local and national periodicals and writes blog posts for Maymont and “Virginia Home Grown.” She is a member of the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, the Virginia Native Plant Society, and the Southern Garden History Society. Singlemann was named Professional of the Year in 2016 by the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and she has been recognized by the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association with an annual scholarship named in her honor.
Founded in 1989, the Northern Neck Master Gardener Association is a not-for-profit organization. Its purpose is to promote and serve the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Gardener Program in cooperation with the Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland County Extension Offices in fulfilling the educational mission of VCE.
(Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.)