Nicolay Memorial Lecture

"Getting High in Vietnam's Northern Mountains"
with Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson

Sunday, March 25
Doors open at noon for plant sales from Far Reaches Farm
Lecture begins at 1pm
NPA members $5/Nonmembers $20
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue 98005  

Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson of Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy explored high peaks and ridges in northern Vietnam last fall in search of new plants. This area is a geographical plant convergence zone and one of the world’s hotspots of biodiversity. Surprisingly, many plants from this region have a long memory harkening back to colder times and are proving much more hardy than common sense would suggest. Wear your boots – the trails are steep!

Sue and Kelly are collectors, propagators, growers and owners of Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend and their newest endeavor, Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy. They are committed to conservation of rare and unusual ornamental plants through education and distribution to gardeners, botanical gardens and for scientific research.