Gardening expert visits Brookhaven

The Wildwood Garden Club and the Lincoln County Master Gardener Association are joining together to bring in a gardening expert for the Fall Gardening Event Wednesday morning.

Robert “Buddy” Lee, the inventor of Encore Azalea, will speak to at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer at 9:30 a.m.

Lee has more than 30 years of experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation and new plant development.

Buddy currently serves as Director of Plant Innovations for Plant Development Services, the introducers of Encore Azalea, the Southern Living Plant Collection and the new Sunset Western Garden Collection.

Buddy has been active in numerous horticultural groups and presently is serving as board member of International Plant Propagators Society – Southern Region and of the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association. He is past president of The Azalea Society of America.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.