Richie Steffen Fern Lecture
Sunday, June 17, 2:30 p.m.
Whitehall House & Gardens is pleased to welcome Richie Steffen, noted plant curator of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Steffen will offer a fern lecture dedicated to an assortment of fantastic species, Victorian oddities and recent discoveries that have eluded widespread cultivation.
Mr. Steffen has had the pleasure of visiting dozens of specialty fern gardens and nurseries as well as traveling to several countries observing ferns in the wild. He will share images of some of the pteridophyte gems he has encountered over the years and kindle a love and lust for these fabulous foliage plants. This will challenge your perceptions of what a fern is and give you a few new ideas for the home garden!