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Horticultural Lecture: Boswellias of the World


New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, Manhattan

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Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. This year’s distinguished lecturers offer a walk down memory lane. But these presentations are not simply an indulgence in nostalgia, because the past strongly informs the present in the three subjects we address.  After a quarter-century practicing architecture, Jason Eslamieh has established a research nursery in Tempe, Arizona, to pursue a 20-year passion for studying, and writing about, three genera of the Burseraceae family. The first was the subject of his 2011 publication Cultivation of Boswellia, better known to many of us as frankincense. A second volume, on the genus Bursera, is on the way. His March lecture illuminates the diversity and habitat of Boswellia, outlines its venerable history and speculates about its future. This is the final lecture on the 2013 series.

Series: $48 Member, Student/$60 General. Individual lectures: $20 Member, Student/$25 General. Reservations recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x220.

This lecture takes place at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street in Manhattan.

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