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June 7, Millbrook: Hydrangea Fest and Flora Photography Workshop


Hydrangea Fest and Flora Photography Workshop

June 7, 2014  |  8 am to 6 pm


The Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook will be open to the general public on June 7, for a special Hydrangea Fest and Flora Photography Workshop. Lanark Gardens will also have a plant sale Saturday with proceeds benefiting the gardens at the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Discover more about the unique, natural history of hydrangeas. Learn how to grow, prune, root and dry the flowers for crafts during the demonstrations. Bring your hydrangea gardening questions for expert advice! After hearing about the hydrangeas, enjoy a guided walking tour of the hydrangeas.

Join professional photographer, Quincey Banks for a flora photography workshop that is sure to be “worth a thousand words.” Starting at 9:00 a.m., Quincey Banks will share tips for creating successful nature flora photography using digital cameras. You will have an opportunity to try your own hand at photography on a naturalist-led hike and share your best photos with the group. After lunch, learn basic tips for point-and-shoot and cell phone cameras. This is your perfect opportunity to be a “little flashy” and capture nature’s beauty.

Schedule of events:  
9:00 A.M. - 10:30  A.M. – Quincey Banks will share tips and tricks for taking beautiful flora photos

10:30 A.M. - Noon – “Let’s talk about Hydrangeas” and a guided tour to see the Hydrangeas by Maria Pacheco-West, Lanark Grounds Specialist

8:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON – Plant sale: Lanark plants with the proceeds benefitting the gardens