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Speakers’ Bureau

Our Master Gardeners have prepared a number of topics that they are available to present.  Please click the speaker’s name beside the topic to access the page about the Master Gardener who is available to speak.

To Join the Speaker’s Bureau

If you are a Jefferson County Master Gardener who is interested in becoming one of the speakers, you can email Hope Long Library Director at Birmingham Botanical Gardens or call her at 205-414-3931, or drop by The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  Please provide your contact information and your topics.  You will be asked to write something short about yourself and your topic for your Speaker’s page.  You can look through what some of the other speakers have written for ideas.  We look forward to hearing from you.  

Request Speakers:

Hana Berres
Charlene Chaband
Richard Cybulsky
David Doggett
Jennifer Hicks
Karen Mitchell
Robyn Mitchell
Peggy Thompson


Aromi Azaleas  Native Azaleas from an Alabama Native, David Doggett

Attracting Butterflies Back to Your Yard, Richard Cybulsky

Beyond the Roof,  about stormwater management, Hana Berres

Butterfly/Hummingbird Gardening, Charlene Chaband

Composting, Charlene Chaband

Container Gardening, Karen Mitchell

Easy-Prop” Hydrangea Propagation, David Doggett

Endless Summer Hydrangeas, David Doggett

French Hydrangeas, David Doggett

Garden Reference Books and Resources – A review of indispensable garden reference books, David Doggett

Go Wild with Hydrangeas, David Doggett

I Got Those Hydrangea Blues, David Doggett

Hello, Hydrangeas, David Doggett

Hydrangea Pruning,  David Doggett

Hydrangea Winter Pruning and Propagation, David Doggett

Japanese Maples: the Aristocrat of Trees, David Doggett

Landscaping with Japanese Maples, David Doggett

Native Azaleas for Alabama Gardens,  David Doggett

Native Azaleas of Aldridge Gardens, David Doggett

Native Plants, Peggy Thompson

Oakleaf Hydrangeas,  David Doggett

Panicle Hydrangeas – the Hardy Hydrangea, David Doggett

Perennials, Richard Cybulsky

Planting, Transplanting and Repotting Trees and Shrubs, David Doggett

Pruning Tips, David Doggett

Raised Bed Veggies, Herbs and Roses, Jennifer Hicks

Shade Gardening, Richard Cybulsky

Surprising Things I Learned in Master Gardener’s Class, David Doggett

Vegetable Gardening, Karen Mitchell

There is no charge for our volunteers, but the Master Gardener may accept reimbursement for mileage and materials.  Honorariums to the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association are accepted and are much appreciated.  Mail donations to:

JCMGA Treasurer 
c/o ACES
C. Beaty Hanna Hort. Center
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham,  AL 35223

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