August 29, 2003 - Polk County News Chief: Tunisia RPCV David Price is expert on Botanical Gardens

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Tunisia RPCV David Price is expert on Botanical Gardens

Tunisia RPCV David Price is expert on Botanical Gardens

Price Lectures

POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA - Local gardeners will be in for a treat Thursday, Oct. 9 when David Price, Historic Bok Sanctuary's director of horticulture will present "Restorative Experience of Gardens," the talk he recently gave at the annual meeting of the American Association of Botanicasl Gardens and Arboreta in Boston.

The program will take place from noon until 1 p.m. at the Pinewood Estate on the grounds of Historic Bok Sanctuary. This will be in commemoration of the birth of Sanctuary founder Edward W. Bok, born Oct. 9, 1863, in the Netherlands.

A box lunch will be included.

The presentation will explore how perceptions, experiences, biases and notions play a role in a visitor's interaction with a garden. It will be shown how the garden experience can restore mind, body and spirit.

Price is a sought-after speaker on gardening, horticulture and environmental issues. He is past president of the Green Horizon Land Trust.

The graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in botany is the former garden manager at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, S.C. His travels have taken him to Tunisia, where he served in the Peace Corps, Spain and Italy. He has visited numerous historic and botanical gardens throughout the U.S. and England, as well.

Price is also an accomplished sculptor, whose art is in a permanent exhibition in the Sanctuary's Education and Visitor Center.

Pre-registration is required for the luncheon talk, which is limited to 30 persons. The cost is $12 for members and $19 for non-members. Call the Garden Campus office at (863) 676-1408, ext 16 or print a registration form at

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Story Source: Polk County News Chief

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