1:45 pm – Erica Glasener
Erica Glasener is a horticulturist, author and nationally known speaker. She has a passion for all things green and has devoted her career (with the goal of) inspiring others to appreciate plants and all the benefits of gardening. Although she is known for hosting “A Gardener’s Diary” on HGTV, in recent years she has worked at Gibbs Gardens, Historic Oakland Cemetery, Park Pride and as the Senior Producer for Growing A Greener World. Hosted by Joe Lamp’l, this show covers sustainable gardening and airs on PBS stations across the US. Currently she works at the Piedmont Park Conservancy as the Community Involvement and Events Manager. Her own garden brings her great pleasure despite the weeds that sometimes defeat her.
2:45 pm – Marjorie Stansel
Marjorie Stansel, former President of the Georgia Master Gardener Association (GMGA), is married and lives in Winston, Georgia. She now serves as Vice President – Grants for that organization. She became a Master Gardener in 2009 and a Master Naturalist in 2010. She just finished her sixth term as President of the Douglas County Master Gardeners. In addition to speaking on topics related to gardening for civic and master gardener groups, Marjorie regularly writes articles for gardening newsletters, local magazines and the local newspaper. Her Master Gardener projects in Douglas County include co-chair of the Vegetable Garden, chair of the Nature Trail, and chair of the Butterfly Trail. She is a founding member of the Douglas County Butterfly Trail with 11 public butterfly gardens listed on the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. She has designed the last two butterfly gardens on the trail. She also serves as a Board Member for Keep Douglas County Beautiful (2018). She is also a member of the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Committee and co-chair of the Horticultural Classification Committee.
3:45 – Susanne Hudson
Susanne works with clients to blend home and garden using old and new elements and family pieces to develop the client’s personal style. Her designs have span a 40 year period and includes clients spread across the United States with varying tastes in style and architecture. Susanne helps the client develop their own style whether working on interiors or garden design. Susanne’s work has been featured in a number of national TV shows including A Gardener’s Diary on HGTV, as well as many national publications, including Southern Living and Country Living Magazines to name a few. Susanne believes there are no borders between home and garden and her business, A Design Company, implements this philosophy on a daily basis.