May Days Plant Sale and BBQ
Come for a day full of fun! Join us for our spring plant sale, lecture by well-known plantsman Barney Lipscomb, delicious BBQ lunch and a beautiful garden. The kids corner will be filled with many hands-on, fun-filled activities and those 12 & under get in for free!
Date: Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th, rain or shine!
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day
Location: Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Registration: $15 per person; children 12 & under are free
Plant Sale: Want to add some additions to your landscape? Looking for that “WOW” factor? Our plant sale is for you! The plant sale will feature many varieties of choice, hard-to-find and unusual plants. Our staff horticulturists will be able to assist you with any questions and we only sell what we believe in, so every plant is a winner!
To view the plant sale list, please CLICK HERE.
Lunch: A scrumptious BBQ lunch will be served from Noon to 1:30 pm. If there are any special dietary restrictions, please contact Rebecca Turk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest speaker: Don’t miss well-known plantsmen, Barney Lipscomb’s presentation at 10:30 am each day. He will be presenting an entertaining lecture on “Murderous Plants- Poisonous Herbs in our world”. You definitely don’t want to miss it!
Barney L. Lipscomb, editor, author, writer, public speaker, and researcher, is the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). He is from Temple, Oklahoma. He attended Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma (B.S Biology, 1973) and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (M.S. Botany, 1976). He began his career in 1975 at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas Texas as the herbarium botanist. Soon after his arrival at SMU, he became assistant editor of a botanical journal Sida, now called Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Barney is presently working at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) in Fort Worth, and was appointed the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany in February 2001. He is now Director of BRIT’s scientific press. Mr. Lipscomb is one of the co-authors of the “Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas” (1999), a 1640 page, fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to a large portion of the diverse plant life of Texas. Lipscomb is also a co-author of a three-volume flora, the “Illustrated Flora of East Texas.” [Vol. 1, 2006, 1612 pp]. He is co-author of the 392 page, Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Feb 2014). In addition, he has authored another 30 scientific publications. Barney has an interest and expert knowledge of poisonous plants, and has given many lectures and talks on the subject; he serves on the board for the North Texas Poison Center, as a member of the board of consultants. He enjoys teaching about botany at schools and being called “Barney the Botanist.” Barney also has an interest in forensic botany, and has provided expertise and assistance in several criminal cases. Mr. Lipscomb has appeared in many newspaper, radio, and television pieces on botany. In summary, Mr. Lipscomb has lectured, demonstrated, guided, taught, trained, educated, explained, and described plants and botanical science to just about every conceivable non-scientist and scientists alike. From pre-kindergarten to retired individuals to colleagues, Barney Lipscomb has shared his enthusiasm and passion for plants through personal contact with thousands of individuals. In 2010, he received the American Society of Plant Taxonomists’ Peter Raven Award for exceptional outreach activities that advance the public’s understanding of plant systematic work and its value to society.
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Moore Farms Botanical Garden