Speakers

The 2019 Aiken Garden Show will feature interesting and informative speakers and demonstrations. Plan to join us in the conference room at Banksia to learn the best way to design, grow, maintain and enjoy your garden.

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Friday, May 17th ~ 9:00 am

Brie Arthur

Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator she now travels across the US promoting the hobby of gardening. As Vice President of Horticulture at Gardenuity, Brie is able to use her plant knowledge and extensive grower network to reach consumers nationally. She has appeared as a correspondent on the PBS Television show “Growing a Greener World” and her debut book, The Foodscape Revolution has become a best seller. In 2017 Brie was honored as the first recipient of the The American Horticultural Society's Emerging Horticultural Professional Award. Her second book, Gardening with Grains published by St Lynn’s Press, will be available in 2019.


Saturday, May 18th ~ 9:00 am

Betty Montgomery

Betty Montgomery is a Master Gardener, a dynamic speaker and an author of two books. She has spent all of her married life gardening, creating her first garden just weeks after returning from her honeymoon. She now has a garden that encompasses 5 acres that is filled with all kinds of trees and shrubs that she has collected over her forty years in Campobello, SC. She has a great love of trees and feels they are the main tool in landscaping a garden. Betty is a syndicated columnist and her articles could appear in any one of the papers owned by Gatehouse Publishing.

Betty’s first book, A Four Season Southern Garden, is about plants that will grow well in the south, where she presently gardens. In her second book, Hydrangeas: How to Grow, Cultivate, and Enjoy, Betty shares her knowledge of growing hydrangeas for more than twenty years. She gives the reader tips and information on the most successful methods she has found for growing hydrangeas and takes it a step further to show you how to use them in your garden and in your home.