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Globetrotting with Karl Gercens III: A Botanist’s Top Foliage Picks

Mar 9th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am



A Botanist’s Top Foliage Picks

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a true botanical enthusiast and learn from the experiences of Karl Gercens III. Known for his extensive travels in search of botanical wonders to bring back to Longwood Gardens, Karl will take you on a captivating exploration of his favorite foliage plants tailored for both indoor and outdoor gardens.

Discover the kaleidoscope of colors that nature has to offer, as Karl showcases a curated selection of foliage plants that will elevate the aesthetic appeal of your indoor and outdoor spaces. Gain insights into the fascinating stories behind each plant, as Karl shares anecdotes from his global adventures and imparts valuable tips on how to care for these botanical treasures in your own garden.


About your instructor: Karl Gercens III

Karl Gercens’ love for horticulture began at an early age on a 10,000-acre cotton plantation in Mississippi. The warm climate and long growing season nurtured his fondness for plants and appreciation for natural beauty. Karl’s experimentation with different plants and growing methods sparked an interest in cultivation, leading to his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Mississippi State University. He gained experience through internships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and the Filoli Estate in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. Karl’s professional resume includes notable organizations like Longwood Gardens, the Filoli Estate, and Walt Disney World. With a palette of colored foliage, he continues to deliver captivating lectures and horticultural classes. When not gardening or teaching, Karl explores gardens worldwide, capturing vibrant photos to share with others.


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