10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Chad Husby is Botanical Horticulturist at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Florida, where his main focus is finding, cultivating and propagating new plants to enhance the garden’s horticulture and botanical collections. Of special interest are plant groups that have not received adequate attention, from conifers and ferns to foliage, flowering trees and unusual fruits. His scientific research ranges from plant ecophysiology and hoticulture to conservation and systematics. He has a Ph.D. in biology from Florida International University, a Masters in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and Masters of Applied Statistics from Ohio State University.
Great Botanic Gardens of Southeast Asia
Dr. Husby will bring the gardens of Southeast Asia to life through photos and experiences from his botanical expedition to the area this past summer. He will compare Florida’s climate to that of Southeast Asia, and share what he learned about the plants in Southeast Asian gardens.
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