The Arboretum Founder’s Lecture Series presents Steve Foltz as the featured speaker on Wednesday, February 14, at 7 p.m. Foltz is horticulture director at the Cincinnti Zoo and Botanical Garden, which plays a unique role in regional horticulture. One of the most visited public gardens in the Midwest with over 1.3 million people coming to the Zoo this past season, Foltz addresses how they take advantage of this opportunity to educate and inspire visitors about plants and what they can do in their own landscape to help make a difference in our local environment. Proper plant selection plays a key role in helping people be successful in their own garden. See how the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden selects the “Zoo’s Best” plants for the landscape.
Foltz is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He has been at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for 24 years. He is also a member of the Theodore Klein Plant Awards committee, International Plant Propagators Society and is on the Ohio Invasive Plant Council Board. He also teaches plants at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State and Technical College.
LOCATION: Gluck Equine Research Center
1400 Nicholasville Road
University of Kentucky Campus
Corner of Nicholasville and Farm Road
ADMISSION: General Public $5 Friends of the Arboretum & Students with I.D. Free
INQUIRIES: The Arboretum 859.257.6955 www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum
Approved for 1 hour CEU: International Society of Arboriculture Ky Landscape Architect Board