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The Diabolical Garden

Gabriel Maki, Swansons’ tree & shrub buyer, will celebrate plants that don’t quite fit the mold of what is usually considered “desirable”. These twisted, dark, thorny, and smelly plants can be fantastic additions to the adventurous garden… if you’re not too scared to grow them! A mix of plant information, lore, and care tips, this seminar is for anyone who has dreamed of plant hunting expeditions to far off lands or even just finding that special plant that no one else is growing.

Please register to save your seat at this free seminar. Walk-ins are welcome if there are open seats at the start of the seminar.

If you are unable to attend, please unregister at or by emailing This allows those on the waitlist to attend. Thank you!

Click here for a map to our seminar room and other seminar information.


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