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  • October 11, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Huntington Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road (enter on Allen), San Marino


  • Two free tickets with this level of membership

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Honoring Horticulturist of the Year 
Richard G. Turner, Jr. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00 pm Social Hour & Silent Auction 
7:00 pm Dinner & Presentation

Huntington Botanical Gardens Botanical Center, 1151 Oxford Road (enter on Allen), San Marino

Originally hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Richard Turner fled to California after receiving degrees in architecture andlandscape architecture from the University of Michigan. He served as education director at Strybing Arboretum, director of the San Francisco Garden Show and executive director of the Ruth Bancroft Garden after shepherding it through preservation by the Garden Conservancy.  Dick had served on the board of directors of the Pacific Horticultural Foundation in the 1980s and returned to the organization as editor of Pacific Horticulture in 1997. During his 15-year tenure, he cheerfully and tirelessly promoted its mission to promote the art and science of gardening and continued its tradition as one of the horticultural world’s finest periodicals. Well-known not only on the West Coast but far beyond, Dick has lectured, led tours worldwide, spearheaded educational programs such as Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies and edited several books. Dick retired in March 2012 and now enjoys more time to tend his San Francisco garden and continue his travels.

Come gather for a delicious buffet, great company, a silent auction and a special presentation from Richard Turner, The Accidential Editor.

Contact Steve Gerischer at 323-257-3629, or Laura Bauer at 626-437-9459,, if you have any questions. 

Please, do NOT call the Huntington about this event.
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