Dr Wilf Nicholls
Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens Georgia
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Athens is home to America's first garden club, so it’s no surprise that we have a number of beautiful gardens that are open to the public… although you might not know that some of them are there. Most are familiar with our superb State Botanical Garden of Georgia, but you may well have missed the Founders Memorial Garden tucked away on north campus. All of our house museums in Athens feature traditional garden designs of different eras and research goes on at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens. You can see all of these, and more, for free.
Dr Wilf Nicholls, retired Director of the Georgia State Botanical Garden, leads us on a virtual tour of many of Athens' public gardens. A native of London, England, Dr. Nicholls served as director of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden in St. John’s, Canada before coming to UGA in 2010. He has a B.Sc. in botany from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada; his plant exploration has taken him across North America, southern Europe and even southern Siberia! He has been an ornamental plant breeder, published numerous articles in the scientific, horticultural trade and popular press, and remains dedicated to conservation and education.