The Coleman County Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture & Tourist Bureau, in conjunction with the Town & Country Garden Club of Coleman and Cross Plains Garden Club, will host a well known horticulturist in Coleman on March 28th.

Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist of Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, will speak at 7:30 pm Thursday, March 28th, at the Tillman Room, 408 Commercial Avenue, downtown Coleman.  Chamblee will present a program entitled "Great Garden Ideas".  The program is free to attend and is open to the public.

Chamblee previously spent 16 years at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. He is a regular contributor to Neil Sperry's e-gardens newsletter. Since January 2006, Chamblee has spearheaded Chandor Gardens projects, maintenance and landscaping. He has an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Tarrant County Junior College, a Bachelor's of Horticulture from Tarleton State University and a Master's Degree in Public Horticultural Administration from the University of Delaware through the Longwood Graduate Program. Steven is a noted expert in his field. For a man with a large and imposing stature, he is kind, genuine and always happy to answer questions on the history of the gardens, the Chandors, or his work.

Please plan on attending for a wealth of knowledge, history an information on gardening. But even more than that, Chamblee is an artist, an idealist and a visionary. He loves to talk about his many adventures in the garden and throughout the world. You will find someone wise beyond his years, with wit to spare, and a kind word or two .. or three.