Date: August 17, 2019

Time: TBA

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens


On August 17, 2019, MBG will welcome Buddy Lee, the inventor of the well known Encore® Azalea!

About Buddy Lee

Robert “Buddy” Lee, the inventor of Encore® Azalea, the world’s best-selling reblooming azalea, has more than 30 years’ experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation, and new plant development.

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

This presentation is part of the Marion Deane Drummond Lecture Series. To see other programs in the series, click here.

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