From the lowland tropical rainforests to freezing mountain tops, Taiwan boasts an exceptionally rich floral diversity that is full of surprises. Come explore these breathtaking mountainous landscapes and a variety of beautiful trees, shrubs, perennials, and ferns observed and collected by Adam during his three botanizing adventures there, including exciting possibilities that may prove adaptable to the extremes of the challenging Texas climate.
A lifelong plant enthusiast, Adam Black is currently director of horticulture at Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, Texas working to transition the formerly private garden of John Fairey into a public botanical garden while continuing to promote conservation and the benefits of a diverse landscape utilizing unique, low maintenance plants. He previously managed the forest pathology and forest entomology laboratories at the University of Florida and served as horticulturist for a number of years at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, FL while also co-owner of the former Xenoflora LLC, a mail order nursery that introduced many new plants to cultivation.
This is a free event, space is limited.