Todd Boland: The Limestone Barrens of Newfoundland - where alpines meet the sea

Date: 7:30pm, Jun 12, 2013

March_2011_(3).jpgTodd is the research horticulturalist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden. He is involved in a variety of research projects at the Garden from the care of our ex situ rare Newfoundland plant populations, to the breeding and selection of new hardy plant varieties.  Todd is also a prolific writer and international lecturer on various plant-related topics.  Todd maintains the “Plant of the Month” feature for  NARGS’ website, as well as their image library.  He has authored three books:  “Wildflowers of Fogo and Change Islands”,  “Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador” and “Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes”.  An avid plant collector, he has over 700 taxa of plants in his garden, the vast majority being alpine in nature.  Indoors, he tends an ever-increasing collection of orchids.  During gardening downtown, he is an avid bird-watcher, a hobby that has taken him to many exotic locations.