On Tuesday, April 16, we will be joined by Peggy Singlemann who is the host and co-producer of “Virginia Home Grown,” a VPM/PBS program. She will talk about native plant options for your backyard landscapes. Peggy served as Director of Horticulture for the Maymont Foundation for more than 38 years and was awarded the title, Director Emeritus of Horticulture, upon her retirement. She is an extremely knowledgeable gardener and teacher, and we are excited to have her as our guest speaker!
The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. You can submit your questions beforehand (during registration) for Peggy, or ask them live.
There will be a quick update on PRISM activities at the beginning of the meeting.
Blue Ridge PRISM’s Spring Meeting is a free, online event. Those who register will receive a copy of the recording.
We hope you can join us!
Peggy Singlemann is well known as the host and co-producer of Virginia Home Grown on VPM/ PBS, Virginia’s only local gardening show. She was the recipient of the 2020 Telly Award, silver, in nature/wildlife category for the Pond Plants segment of Virginia Home Grown and the 2022 Telly Award, bronze, in the nature/wildlife category for the Crow’s Nest Nature Preserve segment. In the television/series- nature/wildlife category the Virginia Home Grown crew won the bronze 2022 Telly Award for the entire 2021 season.
As Director of Park Operations and Horticulture of Maymont, Peggy researched, restored and tended the gardens, grounds, and programs surrounding them. She helped organize events such as the Maymont Flower and Garden Show, Herbs Galore and More, Garden Glow, and countless other presentations, classes and tours. During her tenure Peggy oversaw major projects, renovations and additions to not only the gardens, but the construction of the new Maymont Foundation headquarters, 1000 Westover, the renovation of the Robins Nature Center Gallery, and was the construction lead for the Orientation and Education Center Project.