Virtual Hydrangea University
Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society are pleased to present the sixth edition of our annual Hydrangea University – the premier opening event of the annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Through an online webinar format, presenters will inspire and entertain while increasing participants’ knowledge of hydrangeas.
Speakers and Presentation Topics for Virtual Hydrangea University 2021:
As an added bonus with this virtual program, your registration entitles you to free admission to all of Heritage Museums & Gardens, including the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Display Garden and the North American Hydrangea Test Garden, on any day during the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival (July 9-18).
The live webinar will include time for questions, as well as a PDF of the slides for your reference. All program registrants will receive a link to the video recording, available for one week after the event. Advance registration is required.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
- MEMBER: 45
- NON-MEMBER: 55
- Mal CondonCurator of Hydrangeas
A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. He and his wife Mary Kay owned and operated Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island for many years. Early in 2014 they relocated to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod where they have created another significant hydrangea collection in their new location. As Curator of Hydrangeas, Mal is the ‘hydrangea whisperer’ at Heritage, responsible for the many existing hydrangea plantings and assisting with the continued expansion of the genus in our gardens.
- Nita-Jo RountreeGarden Designer and Author
Nita-Jo Rountree is a speaker, educator, and landscape designer. She is a lifetime Georgia Master Gardener and former owner of LeGrand Gardens, a landscape design and installation company in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, is a member of the Heronswood Garden Steering Committee, and serves on the advisory board of the Northwest Horticultural Society, of which she is a former president. Nita-Jo is a frequent speaker at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, garden centers, and garden clubs. Additionally, she is a frequent guest and substitute host on Gardening with Ciscoe, in Seattle, Washington. Her personal garden was featured on the HGTV television show Gardening by the Yard and in the Pacific Northwest Magazine section of the Sunday Seattle Times. Also, she is a member of Great Garden Speakers, the Garden Writers Association, the American Rose Society, and numerous regional nonprofit horticultural organizations. Her book, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest, was published by Sasquatch Books.
- TimProduct Development Manager at Proven Winners/Spring Meadow Nurseries
The Proven Winners tagline is “A Better Garden Starts with a Better Plant.” As the Product Development Manager at Spring Meadow Nursery, Tim Wood’s job is find those better plants, and to share their merits with growers and landscapers. He is credited with discovering or breeding, and successfully launching over 300 new plants. Tim writes a blog called The Plant Hunter and has three books to his credit, including Tree and Shrub Gardening for Michigan. He studied and taught horticulture at Michigan State University. He has spent ten years in public horticulture with stints at Longwood Gardens, Harvard University, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Of all his accomplishments, Tim is most proud of his role in raising over a million dollars for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.