A Gardens Exclusive
On-site at the Botanical Gardens in the Administration Building
Thursday, June 16*
*Note: Date changed from June 2 to June 16
General Public –$30
Members – $27
Welcome to the world of scary plants! Meet carnivores that feed on live flesh, and thrive in conditions that other plants fail to survive. David Clark, CNLP will highlight these intriguing plants using his own carnivorous collection. We will learn about potting, growing outdoors, creating mini-bogs, winter care, feeding/fertilizing, and more! Keep your flytraps snappy and your sundews dewy, in this NEW LIVE botanical demonstration! This Gardens Exclusive includes demonstration by David Clark, a small carnivorous plant, and a guest pass to visit the Gardens again at a later date!
Masks -Updated February 28, 2022: Masks are not required but are strongly recommended for all visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Registration closes on June 13
Meet your instructor, David Clark!
David Clark has created and taught the wildly popular 7-level Horticulture Classes at The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for 10 years. He is a Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (CNLP), through the New York State Landscaping Association, and PLANT Western New York. An avid gardener, David has a degree in Floriculture from S.U.N.Y Cobleskill with over 30 years’ experience in the professional ornamental horticulture industry.
A nationally recognized garden speaker, David has given presentations locally for Lockwood's Greenhouses in Hamburg, NY; Urban Roots Community Garden Center, Grass Roots Gardens and Massachusetts Avenue Project in Buffalo, NY; Cornell Cooperative Master Gardeners of Erie, Allegany & Cattaraugus Counties; The New York State Federated 8th District Garden Clubs; and the Erie County Pennsylvania Western Division Garden Clubs Judges Council. Along with being a visiting horticulture instructor at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA, he has spoken at events across the United States and Canada including Bradford Pennsylvania’s ‘Betty Jane Monjar Landscape and Garden Symposium, the West Coast’s largest Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California, and the Northeast Floral Expo in Groton, Connecticut. David Clark is featured in Television segments, YouTube videos, the National Garden Festival and Buffalo Garden Walk websites, the Buffalo News, The Upstate Gardeners Journal, and the Buffalo, NY “Spree Magazine”. He is a regular contributor to the Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com online magazine and the #GardenChatter online gardening site. David has been interviewed for gardening podcasts originating in Toronto, Canada, Portland, Oregon, and New York City.
David specializes in orchids and carnivorous plants. He is always learning new techniques; and loves to teach people things he is really good at!