Lilies of Japan - Presentation with Lyndon Penner

Dates & Times:
July 21, 3-4PM

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Gardeners all over the world are familiar with lilies, and most of us have at least a few of them in our yards. Lilies are valued for their beauty, long season of flowering, and often for their fragrance as well. Most are easy to grow. Japan is home to many beautiful species of lilies, quite a number of which have been used in breeding programs to create ever more spectacular varieties. Come and learn which species of lilies are native to Japan and which ones will do well in your Alberta garden! 
(Presentation is included with regular admission to the garden)




Lyndon Penner 
Growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Lyndon began gardening at around three or four years of age. His earliest memories are of the garden. He was a fully committed and passionate perennial grower by the age of nine.

As a teenager, he started writing for the magazine 'The Saskatchewan Gardener', which became 'The Gardener for the Prairies'. He has also written for 'Gardens West' and 'Canadian Gardening'.

At the age of 20, Lyndon became the youngest person to ever teach horticulture at the University of Saskatchewan where he continues to teach and lecture to this day. He has also been a guest speaker and lecturer for the Olds College, the Calgary Zoo Botanic Garden, the University of British Columbia, the Ohkimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, the Galt Museum, Nikka Yuko, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre and city parks staff in both Calgary and Saskatoon. He has also written the text for two entire courses for the University of Saskatchewan and then taught them over a six week period. 

Lyndon does botanical interpretive work in Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada's wildflower capital, and the most botanically diverse region in Alberta.