Gardening expert Bobby Ward gives tips Friday

November 2, 2011

Best-selling garden book author Bobby J. Ward will speak at MSU on Friday [Nov. 4], from 10-11 a.m., in Thompson Hall's Tully Auditorium.

Free and open to the public, the presentation will include information about contemporary plant collectors around the world and the unique finds they have contributed to the horticulture trade.

“This is a good opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to learn more about the plants they love, where they originated, and the journey the plants took to get to their gardens,” said Brian Templeton, an Extension associate with MSU’s Department of Landscape Architecture.

Ward, of Raleigh, NC, has had extensive training in botany and plant physiology. His world travels and interest in gardening are evident in the five books and numerous articles he has written.

For more information on Ward, visit To learn more about the lecture, contact Templeton at (662) 325-3190 or