Historic Sites & Gardens of Malta & Eastern Sicily, April 10 – 19, 2019

Join AHS Hosts Holly & Osamu Shimizu and tour leader Susie Orso for this one-in-a-lifetime garden travel experience.

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Exploring Gardens & Historic Sites from London to Bergen, May 12 – 22, 2019

Join a small group of like-minded AHS travelers on a rare voyage that combines the pleasures of cruising and private and public garden excursions.

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Holly writes and presents horticultural lectures, workshops, and garden tours on a variety of topics, for both professional and amateur audiences. She has lectured about starting a public garden, the garden as an oasis, anything related to herbs, fragrance and flavor, antique roses, great plants, historic gardens, native plants, garden design, sustainable gardens, children’s gardens, and gardens around the world, and much more.

Holly has spoken on these and many other topics:

A New Garden in an Old Setting” and “The Best of Flavor and Fragrance” (Speaking of Gardening Symposium, 2015, Asheville, NC)
How Climate Change Will Affect Our Gardens” (for The Rachel Carson Open House, Silver Spring, MD)
Starting a Public Garden” (for members and guests of the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, Lewes, DE)
Persian Gardens” (for Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Herb Society of America)
Great Plants for Mid-Atlantic Gardens” (Landscape Contractors Association)
Herbal Uses of Native Plants” (Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD)
Landscape for Life” (lecturing during garden travel)
A Passion for Gardening” (The American Horticultural Society, Alexandria, VA)

 For over 12 years, Holly was one of the hosts of the popular PBS television show, The Victory Garden, covering great gardens in American as well as in other countries.

Please contact Holly for more information and to request a speaking engagement.